SDG&E Utility Boxes
"Like a plague on the city streets, one can never escape the ever present SDG&E Utility Box. Oddly enough, while the utility cans really don’t fit the environment they in which they exist, the public has been trained to accept them into their neighborhoods."
- Project Address: Talmadge Neighborhood
- Project Owner/ Developer: City of San Diego/ SDG&E/ Cox
The city, SDG&E and Cox have been working on undergrounding the utilities in the Talmadge neighborhood. I think most of us were happy to hear the utility poles and wires would be removed, but we didn't realize that utility boxes and cans would be planted in our yards. A bit of an eyesore.
On the other hand, dogs like sniffing them. In some cases, creative neighbors have tried to hide the boxes with shrubs or make them look less objectionable by surrounding them with decorative plantings and rocks. Little things mean a lot.