Fight the Power (Outages) - Sandy Springs, GA

Fight the Power (Outages) - Sandy Springs, GA

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Courtney Gardner started this petition to Georgia Power and

Are you tired of regular (often constant) power interruptions, surges, and outages in Sandy Springs, GA??? Well, let's demand a change and preventative action!

Why do we want this?

  1. More economical ---- Emergency repairs are more expensive than good line maintenance. Preventions costs less.
  2. Environmentally friendlier ---- a) Every area that a limb or entire tree is touching the power line = a DECREASE in efficiency. Thus requiring more resources to power homes. b) Tree maintenance creates healthier surrounding trees (ie removing dead or diseased trees & limbs).
  3. Safety ---- Downed power lines are incredibly dangerous on their own. Couple that with inadequate tree maintenance and you have a potentially deadly combo.
  4. Save Citizens Money ---- Surges and outages damage appliances in personal homes and businesses. This represents uncounted costs to our families.
  5. Covid Work From Home Requirements ---- Covid changed our in home needs! Children attending virtual schooling and those who must work from home should not be subjected to incessant interruptions in Wifi from the surges and outages that supply electricity to the routers.
  6. Removes Absurdity ---- The idea that we have regular power interruptions in the form of surges and full outages is absurd enough. However, the fact that it has been going on for YEARS without adequate action is outrageously ridiculous!!!!!

What do we want?

  • Preventative power line AND tree maintenance first 
  • Underground utility neighborhood options
  • Homeowner fines for improper tree maintenance outside of the easement to offset future costs AFTER proper tree and power line maintenance

Let's be economically and environmentally sound by demanding better functionality from our power company AND city! We cannot be a top notch city with a failing infrastructure on the most basic level - electricity.

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