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Washington County's Electrical Substations Being Robbed of Copper Wire

Washington County's Electrical Substations Being Robbed of Copper Wire



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(KSL News) The theft of copper wire is costing Washington County a lot of money. According to the County Sheriff's Office more than $50,000 worth of wire has been stolen from electrical substations over the past year.

The cost is not the only concern. County officials are also worried that the thefts could interrupt electrical service for residents.

Copper wire theft has become more and more common as its value has gone up. It can now be sold for more than $2 per foot.

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