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Town Will Host Groundbreaking Ceremonies for Undergrounding Project

Town of Palm Beach News Release – The Town of Palm Beach will host Official Groundbreaking Ceremonies for Phase 1 North and Phase 1 South of the Undergrounding of Utilities Project. Both Ceremonies will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 in the respective equipment staging areas for Phase 1 North and Phase 1 South.

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Undergrounding Wins!

Undergrounding Wins!

The Underground Utilities Referendum in Palm Beach passed by a narrow margin, 60 votes, according the Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections.

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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

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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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