This archived article was written by: Seth Richards
A survey of the outdoor lighting on the USU Eastern Price campus conducted on the night of Sept. 11, found 43 campus lights not working. This may be a regular figure until July 2013.
This same number of ineffective lights was also observed in a survey in January.
The lighting system on the USU Eastern Price campus is archaic. The bulbs designed for the campus’ fixtures have been discontinued and the many put in during the last year have had to be individually rigged to work against their design.
“I know they’ve had a contractor up here several times since school started. Again, trying to get more [lights] working,” said Brad King, vice chancellor for administration and advancement. “It’s just a constant battle.”
USU Eastern has been approved for a capitol improvement grant- state funding to replace the fixture system. The money will be available in July 2013. The project is expected to cost about $350,000 with parts and labor.
In the meantime reports of light outages are welcome at the facilities maintenance and residential life offices.