Removing overhead utilities eliminates the visual blight of utility poles with crossarms, wires, transformers, and associated hardware. Besides the aesthetic improvement to the general neighborhood, some properties can realize significant view enhancements. Many feel that undergrounding will increase property values throughout the local community.
As more and more utilities are undergrounded, the reliability of these services improves. Without protection from storms, wind, and earthquakes, poles and wires can fall causing personal injury and damage. They can also block roads at a time when emergency vehicles need neighborhood access. More Details on Undergrounding