I have a friend who is being "bullied" by WAPA to move his meter from the current location (in the back of his lot) where it has been for the last 25+ years. WAPA has run tall new poles up to the opposite end of his lot from where the current meter is located. WAPA is telling him he has to relocate the new meter some 300 feet from the present location, just outside of his property.
They're trying to be amenable by saying they'll run overhead lines from the new meter to the present (to be removed) meter location, but unfortunately this would be right in his beautiful view shed. Of course they didn't tell him that he's responsible for the maintenance of any connections & hardware on his side of the meter.
From what I'm told, WAPA really doesn't answer to anyone, other than the PSC whose authority is limited to ONLY issues dealing with rates. True? What if my friend refuses to relocate his meter? I understand the only reason WAPA can disconnect you is for non-payment. (Well, I guess if they found something unsafe on your property they might be able to disconnect you.)
Has anyone ever dealt with a similar issue? If so, what were your experiences and what was the outcome? PM me if you'd rather not discuss publicly.
Thanks in advance...