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Cayuga County officials seek source of power surges at Public Safety Building

Cayuga County officials are attempting to locate the source of power fluctuations after a surge adversely affected the 911 Center’s radio systems approximately three weeks ago.

County E-911 Emergency Communications Department Administrator Denise Spingler told the Legislature’s Judicial and Public Safety committee Wednesday that the department had observed a series of power surges at its operations center in the Public Safety Building on County House Road.

Rather than losing power, the system at the Public Safety Building was surging with too much electricity, Spingler explained, at one point causing a loss of radio communications.

That building, along with the Cayuga County Nursing Home and the Soil and Water Conservation District office, receives its electricity from the Cayuga Regional Digester, the facility that processes manure into a biogas fuel suitable for power generation.

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