Published On: Mon, Aug 11th, 2014

80 houses without electricity because of copper theft

CopperWILLEMSTAD – Currently there are about 80 houses with electricity problems since last week. The reason is because of copper theft. Some of these houses have been without power for a week now and some have problems with certain parts of their house. Areas without electricity are Fuik (20 houses), Kirindongo Abou (20 houses), Ronde Klip, Montaña Rey (1 house). Houses with some problems are in Sabana Baka (20 houses), Seru Grandi (15 houses), Brigadiersweg, Sabana Kras, Barber, Rio Magdalena and Westpoint. Copper pipes and cables were stolen last weekend and today in the areas of Weto and Martha Koosje.

Aqualectra does not have the financial means to reestablish the power supply right after these cables are stolen. The utility company has been dealing with this problem for some time now and since April they have informed that this problem will affect their supply of copper cables.

For more information or to report copper theft, please call 0800-0135 or the police at 917.

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