Letter | Not left in the dark too long by Essential Energy

LIGHTS OUT: Bathurst Regional councillor Warren Aubin has been critical of the number of street lights out in the CBD. Photo: NADINE MORTON 070518nmlight2
LIGHTS OUT: Bathurst Regional councillor Warren Aubin has been critical of the number of street lights out in the CBD. Photo: NADINE MORTON 070518nmlight2

I REFER to the article in your newspaper late last week regarding faulty street lights in the CBD and other areas of the city.

On Tuesday evening last week (July 3), when driving home from a function, we noticed that six street lights were not working at the corners of Lambert/Mitre/Suttor streets and Suttor Street and Coral Way.

After arriving home, at 10.30pm, I submitted reports on the Essential Energy website identifying the six lights. 

I received an email acknowledgement regarding each street light report.

On Wednesday evening, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the street lights had all been fixed and the intersection was brightly lit again. 

The next day I received emails advising that each of the six lights had been fixed and identifying the name of the employee involved.

Maybe it was just good timing and they were "on the job" and able to fit these lights into their busy schedule. In any case, well done Essential Energy!

They presumably can't drive along every street in Bathurst every week to check the lights, so they rely on interested citizens to advise them of specific problems.

Understandably, the "heritage street lights" in the CBD would take longer with the need to obtain the "heritage" fittings.

For those who wish to do so, their website www.essentialenergy.com.au has an option to "Report a faulty street light".

It is a simple process with a map and numbers identifying the street lights after you put in a general location.

Dianne McNab, West Bathurst