SILVER LAKE — Aging equipment, severe weather and increased demand are some of the major causes for at least 16 power outages that have hit the neighborhood this year, according to the L.A. Department of Water and Power.
Agency officials showed up with charts and statistics at a Silver Lake Neighborhood Council committee meeting last week that was called in the wake of numerous blackouts that have left thousands of Silver Lake customers without power, sometimes for hours at a time.
About 70% of the outages were related to problems with underground and aboveground equipment, according to a presentation, which the council posted on its website. In response to the problems, LADWP has or will replace more than 50,000 feet of cable in the area, upgrade circuits and trim trees and vegetation.
Here are the details from the slide presentation made by LADWP officials on Sept. 5:
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