Alleged removal of electrical material from poles by minors

ST. JOHN’S Antigua, – APUA regrets to bring to the attention of the public the serious
matter of the removal of electrical material from live powerlines allegedly done by minors.
There has been a sighting of removed cross arm braces from poles that suspend live powerlines
transmitting 11,000 volts of electricity in the St. Phillips and New Field areas. The discovery was made
when a technician visited the areas and noticed planks of wood mounted to the poles and the missing
electrical material. It is suspected that the planks of wood were used to climb the pole and remove the
apparatus. It is alleged that the metal devices are being used to extend and alter the design of bikes.
The Authority would like to appeal to parents, guardians or any other members of the public to dissuade
minors or any other unauthorized person from interfering with the infrastructure of the Authority as
these activities can result in major injury or possibly electrocution.
APUA continues to encourage all to be safe in every way possible in an effort to protect lives