Electrical Cable Injection Project
The City of Naperville’s Department of Public Utilities – Electric will continue a project to upgrade the aging electrical cable in several subdivisions. The work is scheduled to begin Monday, August 23 and will continue through the end of the year. The area where the work will take place is roughly bounded by 83rd Street to the north, 248th Street on the west, 95th Street to the south and Plainfield-Naperville Road to the east.
During this time, Meade Electric employees in yellow vests may need access to and will be seen walking around in yours and your neighbors’ yards.
The Electric Utility is working with a company called Novinium that will test and fill any cracks that have developed over time in the protective insulation of underground electrical cables. This injection process will extend the life of the cable for a minimum of 20 years and will help prevent future cable failures and power outages. It is a cost-effective measure in maintaining the reliability and longevity of the underground electrical system.
Subdivisions were chosen that had the highest failure rate of underground cables due to several factors including age, soil composition and water table height.
Please be aware that utility workers will be accessing residents’ yards during this project. There are some locations where trees have been planted in the utility easements. Homeowners whose trees need to be trimmed to allow access for utility workers will be notified prior to the work being done.