The Street Lighting Division is responsible for the installation, maintenance and emergency service of approximately 15,000 streetlights located throughout the Town. In addition, this Division is responsible for an additional 3,500 lights located in the Villages of Babylon and Lindenhurst. The Division organizes all lighting assets into 26 individual districts located throughout the Town. This Division also services all of the electrical capacities of all Town facilities including buildings, parks, beaches, and ball fields.
The Division processes many kinds of service requests including: installing new streetlights in an existing community; installing streetlights in a new development or where road improvement projects have occurred; drawing “mark-outs” where work is to occur by outside or private contractors in order to prevent the damaging of wires or pipes that might be near or involve underground utilities. Often, underground utilities are hidden in areas where construction is proposed. The Division also regularly monitors for light outages.