Denton Municipal Electric staff work to fix a utility pole near the intersection of East McKinney Street and Mockingbird Lane last spring. 

Denton Municipal Electric has hired Quality Pole Inspection & Maintenance to inspect its light poles. The job is expected to take about three years to cover all 17,000 poles citywide.

Affected residents may be notified of an inspection by a door hanger or a personal visit. They may also notice that dirt around a pole has been disturbed. Crews excavate soil to inspect the pole's structural integrity.

Crews will replace poles that fail inspection, which means customers nearby may experience a brief electrical outage as the pole is replaced.

— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe


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