Dryden Recognized For Streetlight Project

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 08:30 AM

The LED street light conversation project in Dryden has caught the attention of Hydro One.

Two officials with the utility presented staff and council with an Excellence in Conservation certificate during Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting.

Last June, the City moved ahead with the replacement of some 1,200 outdated street lights.

The move was made to reduce maintenance costs and cut down on the number of outages at night.

At that time, Public Works Manager Blake Poole said they were expecting to save about $120,000 a year with the new lights.

Poole anticipated a payback period of just over four years.