UPDATE: Brooke Water customers in Marina Village Annex will also experience an outage simultaneously with the larger APS outage. For more info go HERE.
APS has scheduled an estimated 12-hour service interruption for customers in the Parker Upriver area for necessary system maintenance.
In order to safely repair a damaged power pole and electric equipment, APS will be taking the system offline Monday night between Buckskin Fire and Sundance Saloon. The outage will last from around 10 p.m. Monday until around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
“While crews will make every effort to restore power as quickly as possible, it is important to plan accordingly,” APS stated. “For example, keep a car charger handy so you can charge your phone and don’t open refrigerators or freezers more than necessary. Food can be preserved for long periods without electricity if the doors are kept closed. Also, turn off and unplug all unnecessary electrical equipment and appliances and after power comes back on, wait 5-10 minutes before plugging them back in and turning them on.”
APS crews are always preparing for Arizona’s summer monsoon season, which poses a unique challenge to the biggest state power provider. The utility had to replace nearly 500 power poles last summer, damaged by monsoon storms. Crews working around the clock spent 50,000 hours restoring power to customers. Typical monsoon conditions arrive by July 7th and end by September 13th, but the official season spans all the way from mid-June.
Customers can get updates on this outage and others at aps.com/outage.