Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is asking for the public to report streetlight outages to the Western Massachusetts Electric Company.
"One of my biggest pet peeves is streetlights that are out. It is imperative from a public safety perspective to make sure streets are well lit," Sarno stated. "The city is billed for those lights if they are illuminated or not; so I am asking for residents to assist in reporting any lights that they notice to be out to WMECO."
"WMECO is proud to partner with the city to enhance public safety through more illumination. This is a high priority for us and we understand streetlights play an important role in our neighborhoods," WMECO Vice President of Customers Operations Bob Coates stated. "We're committed to repairing streetlights as quickly as possible after we become aware of a problem with one of them."
If anyone sees an outage they are asked to call WMECO at 413-781-4300 or visit their website at https://www.wmeco.com/wms/streetlight.aspx?nl=slr. The 311 Android app is also available on the city's website at www.springfieldma.gov.
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