Wood Utility Pole Inspections Project

Through October 2017, the City of Naperville’s Electric Utility has contracted with Osmose Utilities Services Inc. to inspect the 3,162 City-owned wood utility poles. Osmose will identify poles that are no longer fit for service, and the Electric Utility will repair or replace the poles in the interest of safety and service reliability.

Inspectors will be wearing hardhats and bright lime green vests and might require access to backyards. When work is to be done near a home or on private property, the property owner will be notified.

Brush will be removed from around the pole to allow for proper inspection. Poles may require hand excavation to a depth of 18 inches below ground and these will be neatly filled by the end of each day. All of the work should be performed in less than an hour with no interruption of electrical service.

For any questions or concerns, residents can call (630) 420-6187.

Areas to be Inspected


Inspection crews are on Modaff Road, south of 81st Street and on Gartner Road, east of Washington Street.

Department of Public Utilities - Electric

  • 1392 Aurora Avenue
    Naperville, IL 60540

    To set up new service: (630) 420-6059
    For billing questions: (630) 420-6059
    To report an electrical outage: (630) 420-6187
    To report streetlight issues: (630) 420-6187
    For all other electrical inquiries: (630) 420-6181