Maple Ridge maintains ornamental street lights, which are the ones you see on metal poles.
These street lights are repaired within 14 business days from the day it is reported.
Exceptions might occur in difficult circumstances, such as motor vehicle accidents with damage to the concrete base, etc.
BC Hydro maintains the street lights that you see with a metal mast arm that are on wooden poles. These lights are reported to BC Hydro as soon as we get the complaint.
Hardware Access & Power
Every metal street light pole has a hole to access the wires and fuses inside. This oval-shape hole is covered with a lid. Many of the poles have this hand hole cover made to be vandal proof so as to prevent wire theft. Power cost for street lights is established as a flat rate per light, so if a street light is on 24/7 or is off (burned out), the cost is the same.
The standard for metal street light poles is for them to be galvanized and then powder coated. This is estimated to extend the life expectancy of the poles to 50 years. Every year Maple Ridge replaces a number of street light poles based on the condition of the pole and not on appearance. The first to be replaced are the ones that are badly corroded - this type of condition is usually thanks to our beloved canine companions!
Report any street light issues to Public Works for both metal and wooden pole street lights. When reporting an issue, please be prepared to provide information including the closest address or intersection, the condition of the street light and whether or not it is on a wooden or metal pole.