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4 Reasons Undergrounding Makes Sense

Wilma Snapped Boca Concrete Pole

Sometimes, the very basic and essential benefits of an issue can wind up being overlooked. That usually happens when there are so many plus-and-minus discussions surrounding a subject that common sense thinking becomes clouded.

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FPL Exec: Underground Reliability Same for Barrier Island, Mainland

Power Lines

At Wednesday’s Town Council meeting, Councilman Richard Kleid said people opposed to the proposed town-wide burial of utility lines are suggesting that lines buried in flood-prone areas are not reliable. So he asked John Lehr, manager of overhead to underground conversion for Florida Power and Light if lines buried on the barrier island would be as reliable as those buried on the mainland.

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MOLD: A Hurricane's Lingering Calling Card

Hurricane Wilma Mold

Mold spores begin to bloom 24 to 48 hours after contact with humidity, water, warmth, and darkness — four of the only items in abundance after a storm has turned South Florida into a giant powerless petri dish.

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I've Lived thru 5 Hurricanes, 3 of them in Palm Beach - Undergrounding is Answer

Jerry Frank

I have lived through five hurricanes, three of them here and two in New Jersey. And they are terrible. But because of those experiences I have seen the positive impact undergrounding has made in communities where power lines were buried verses those where power polls still existed with overhead lines and transformers.

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Look Ma, No Poles! - No Overhead Wires & Transformers!

Ibis Streescape

Like many master-planned communities in Florida, the builder of IBIS in Palm Beach Gardens has undergrounded their utilities as a standard way to build now. They do it because of reliability, aesthetics, and long term cost savings because underground power lines require significant less cost and effort to maintain.

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