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Spl123
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We just bought a house in STX. and we are closing on may 15. I need to reconnect the electric. Any suggestions.? How long does it takes? Is it easy or I should pay someone? I would not mind to be without electric for one day .

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Topic starter Posted : April 22, 2014 12:59 pm
Alana33
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Just make sure you have a copy of the old bill/know the meter number/address and have proof of your identity.
Take your deed copy with you. Go to WAPA after your closing so hopefully your closing is early in day and change the name on the account. You have to do this in person or have a notorized letter authorizing someone to do it for you, if you don't do it yourself.
You can call WAPA to double check and verify above info so that you are fully prepared.

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Posted : April 22, 2014 1:16 pm
OldTart
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How long it takes depends on how busy the WAPA office is that day. I've had it take 15 minutes and sometimes have had to sit for an hour waiting for the next available representative. You do have to provide information attesting to your ability to authorize connection and you should find the answers here:

http://www.viwapa.vi/Customers/NewService.aspx

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Posted : April 22, 2014 1:17 pm
Spl123
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I just spoke to wapa and they told me it will take 2 to 5 business days to get the power back on? i guess I will be with not power..
Any place to be able to use the internet? I need to check my email . I also was thinking to go to ATT and get a hot box to use the internet. Any suggestions?

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Topic starter Posted : April 22, 2014 2:39 pm
Alana33
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You need to speak to a WAPA supervisor as I had my power switched over same day as I closed on my property and had many of my
real estate clients have the same thing done when they purchased a home. All they/WAPA does is transfer the name of the bill to current owner and verify identity/ownership, granted that the power was not disconnected, previously. Even if that has occured, you should be able to make advance arrangements to have it turned on day of closing but you'd still have to go in with your deed, ID, meter #, etc. on that day. Ask your Realtor for advice as I live on STT but see no reason why it should be a different procedure in STX.

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Posted : April 22, 2014 2:47 pm
Spl123
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thank you Alana

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Topic starter Posted : April 22, 2014 3:33 pm
Linda J
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Switching over is easy, but I read the op to mean the power is off. That is more difficult.

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Posted : April 22, 2014 5:31 pm
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