CDE shall be consulted prior to construction of service to determine the proper meter location and routing of the underground service. All services shall be installed in conduit. 90 degree bends shall not be allowed in the below grade portion of the conduit installation.
The developer or owner shall be responsible for all ditching and backfilling as required for the installation of underground services. Ditching shall allow for service conduits to be installed at a depth of not less than 24 inches below final grade. Foreign matters (bricks, concrete blocks, boards, bottles, trash, etc.) shall not be placed in ditches.
Care shall be exercised by the developer or owner in backfilling the ditches for underground services. Earth and all materials used in the ditches are to be tamped to provide proper support for the conduits. Large rocks shall not be used as backfill within 6 inches of conduit. In the event that the conduit or service conductors are damaged during backfilling, the developer or owner shall be responsible for providing excavation required for CDE to make repairs. Developer or owner shall be responsible for installing a plastic warning tape furnished by CDE 6 to 12 inches above the conduit during backfilling.
The developer or owner shall be responsible for furnishing and installing the meter base and the portion of the conduit from the meter base to the ditch including a manufactured 90 degree elbow prior to the installation of the conduit by CDE. The above grade portion of the conduit shall be either rigid or Schedule 80 PVC. No offsets in the conduit from the manufactured elbow to the meter base will be allowed. For 200 AMP services, conduit size shall be 2" and for 400 AMP services, conduit size shall be 3" unless otherwise specified by CDE.
The developer or owner, at his option, may elect to furnish and install conduit for the underground services. Conduit materials and installation must be inspected and approved by CDE before backfilling the ditch. Developer or owner shall bre responsible for installing a plastic warning tape furnished by CDE 6 to 12 inches above the conduit during backfilling.
If an additional pole is required to provide an underground service, CDE will set the pole for a charge in accordance with Operating Policy 2-5.
The developer or owner may be required to pay for all or a portion of CDE's current installation costs for underground facilities in excess of the costs for the standard overhead services. The provisions of Operating Policy 5-7 may be applied to decrease these costs. – less – More from ZoomInfo »