Wildomar’s street lights to get LED upgrades

WILDOMAR, CA – Wildomar’s street lights are in the process of being upgraded to LED lights, which will provide a longer lifespan, lower maintenance, minimize light pollution and provide better visibility for our streets. The retrofit program is projected to save the City of Wildomar more than $2 million in reduced energy and maintenance costs over the next 20 years.

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The street light retrofit project began in Wildomar on July 19, 2019 at the east end of the city on Clinton Keith Road and will be moving west and then north throughout July and August (please see attached map below).

Wildomar’s street light upgrades will provide a longer lifespan, lower maintenance, minimize light pollution and provide better visibility for City streets. The retrofit program is projected to save the City more than $2 million in reduced energy and maintenance costs over the next 20 years, according to City officials.

Street closures will be minimal, with most work being performed in the shoulder.

Once retrofitted, each pole will have a unique pole identifier that will allow both city staff and residents to identify a light that requires service in the future.

This project is part of the Western Riverside Council of Government’s (WRCOG) Regional Street Light Program that will ultimately retrofit 55,000 streetlights across Western Riverside County.

“This project was the right thing to do for Wildomar and for all of Western Riverside as part of WRCOG’s regional program,” said Mayor Marsha Swanson. “The cost savings for the reduced energy, reduced maintenance plus clearer visibility and less light pollution; it was just the right thing to do for our residents.”

Any questions, please contact Dan York, Assistant City Manager at (951) 667-7751.

Submitted by City of Wildomar


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Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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