Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

County praises WREC for restoring power

Hernando Today staff report

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— Hernando County officials Friday credited the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative for its service and assistance in restoring power to the median at the intersection of Spring Hill Drive and U.S. 19.

Several months ago, electrical power for landscape lighting and a waterfall in the median was cut when underground communication lines were installed.

The county recently has been working with the Spring Hill Garden Club and the WREC to restore power to the median.

“WREC graciously donated the installation of the overhead service which included the installation of additional poles and lights necessary to provide power to the system,” County Commissioner Chairman Wayne Dukes said in a news release. “WREC also worked with county staff to prepare an aerial design to feed the power to the median, thereby alleviating the potential of any future damage to the power service.”

The county worked through the existing Spring Hill Street Lighting Municipal Service Benefit Unit to relocate the meter and secondary power connection. The restoration of power means the Spring Hill Garden Club again will be able to fly three flags at the community’s entrance and light up the waterfall.

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