Electrical work at Alva High School
July 9, 2017
The electrical system at Alva High School (AHS) has been off for several days as workers replace the large power transformers. For the last month, the building has experienced more frequent power outages.
When the high school was constructed 60 years ago, it was legal to house the transformers within the building. They were installed in a room right behind the main downstairs office. Under current codes, such an installation would not be approved and would be considered dangerous.
A new concrete pad has been poured, along with a ditch for an underground cable, and new transformers have been...