UNDERGROUND PRIMARY BASE CHARGE

  1. There will be a Base Charge of One Hundred Dollars $150.00) for a service hookup or a relocation of a service hookup.
  2. If customer has paid a $150.00 Temporary Service Fee, the Base Charge under this policy will be waived for the initial service hookup.

SINGLE PHASE

The customer will pay $3.00 per foot for a single phase, underground primary line extension.

THREE PHASE

The customer will pay $8.00 per foot for a three phase. underground primary line extension.

The customer must furnish and install schedule 40 PVC conduit, 3 inch for single phase and 4 inch for three  chase for all underground primary (7.2 KV or over) and it must be 48 inches below the finished grade. After he  conduit has been installed, it shall be inspected by the Benton County Electric System . It shall then be covered by two (2) feet of dirt and then a warning tape must be installed. It will then again be inspected by  the Benton County Electric System before any back-filling is done.

UNDERGROUND SERVICE

The customer will pay $1.50 per foot for the entire length of the service with a minimum charge of One  Hundred Dollars ($150.00).

For a 200 amp and under underground service and 600 volt and under secondary, the customer must furnish and install a 3 inch (unless otherwise specified by an Electric System employee) schedule 40 PVC conduit 24 inches below the finished grade.

For all over 200 amp underground services, the PVC conduit size will be determined by a representative of the Benton County Electric System. All fittings will be electrical type and all conduit above ground will be rigid teel or schedule 40 PVC.

GENERAL

For all underground extensions, the customer making the request for services will pay foropening and back-filling of the ditches as required above after inspection by a representative of the Benton County Electric System.

All 45 and 90 degree comers must be factory sweep type.

Pull wire or rope will be furnished by the Benton County Electric System and will  be installed in the conduit by the customer or contractor.

The customer will pay the difference in the cost of a padmount transformer (with the pad) and a conventional hanging type transformer of equal size.

All right-of-way easements must be obtained in writing by the customer requesting service. No payment will be made for easements for distribution lines, whether overhead or underground.

Primary line construction will only be made along a county road or driveway that, in the opinion of a representative of the Benton County Electric System, is adequate to give accessibility to line trucks and other Electric System vehicles.

All facilities will remain the property of the Benton County Electric System.

 

Adopted: 03-26-96

Revised: 03-25-03

Revised: 08-26-08