§ 50.020  GENERAL SERVICE AND SERVICE  CONDITIONS.
   (A)   The utility will specify the location of the consumer's service entrance and the utility's meter, which shall be installed as specified in §§ 50.023 and 50.024.
   (B)   (1)   Service will not be established until all necessary permits have been obtained and not until the consumer's wiring installation has been inspected and approved by the governmental authority or board having jurisdiction over same.  If no governmental authority or board has jurisdiction, the entire wiring installation shall be installed in accordance with the latest edition of the National Electrical Code and the specifications and regulations of the utility.
      (2)   The utility is under no obligation to inspect the consumer's wiring installation or his or her equipment.  However, the utility reserves the right to inspect the same and to refuse service to any installation that is, in the opinion of the utility, unsafe or if the operation of same may be detrimental to the service furnished other consumers.
   (C)   Where the furnishing of service requires an extension of the utility's distribution or transmission or other facilities, see § 50.003.
   (D)   Service shall normally be single-phase, 120/240 volt, three-wire.  As to availability of other voltages and three-phase service, see § 50.021.
   (E)   (1)   The utility shall install, own, operate and maintain its service wires, sometimes referred to as “service drop,” up to the point of contact with service entrance conductors on the consumer's building, mast pipe, or other service drop terminating structure approved by the utility.
      (2)   For further details as to facilities to be furnished by the utility and the consumer, see §§ 50.023 and 50.024.
   (F)   Outdoor socket-mounted meters will normally be used by the utility whenever practical.  However, the utility may elect to furnish a suitable cabinet in which to install its meter.
   (G)   The meter socket to be furnished by the utility to the consumer's electrical contractor, who shall install the same at the consumer's expense in the manner specified by the utility.  The meter socket or cabinet (if used) location shall be specified by the utility and, at all times, shall be kept sealed and under control of and maintained by the utility.
   (H)   (1)   The utility responsibility and liability terminates at the point where the utility's service drop conductors first contact the consumer's building structure, mast pipe, or other service drop terminating facilities.  All such service drop terminating facilities shall be approved by the utility but shall be owned, operated and maintained by the consumer.
      (2)   The utility reserves the right to disconnect and remove its facilities if it determines that the consumer's service drop terminating facilities are inadequate or unsafe.
   (I)   For all service drop installations, whether residential, non-residential, single-phase or three-phase, the delivery point shall be where the utility's service drop conductors first contact the consumer's service drop terminating structure.  The utility's responsibility and liability shall not extend beyond the delivery point.
   (J)   For facilities to be installed by the utility and the consumer, see §§ 50.023 and 50.024.
(Ord. 10-85, passed 10-7-85)