Chapter 27 UTILITIES*
Section 27-93 Underground service.
(a) Underground services are required in all new residential
subdivisions, except that where
poles and overhead lines have previously been installed or are required for reasons permitted by
this Code, the service may be provided by the use of a service drop.
(b) Underground residential services shall be installed by
the department at no cost to the
person or parties requesting the service, except that when rock excavation or other extreme
conditions create costs in excess of normal installation costs, as established by the department
records, the department may require the person or parties requesting the service to pay that
portion of the costs which are in excess of a normal installation.
(c) All underground services, except residential underground
services, , shall be made in the
same manner and under the same terms and conditions as an extension to the distribution system.
(See section 27-88.)
(d) Underground services shall terminate in a junction box,
meter socket or other enclosure
located outside of the building or facility being served. The location of this enclosure shall be as
designated and/or approved by the director. It shall be the customer's responsibility to extend his
service entrance from this enclosure.
(e) Any residential customer may request the department to
extend the underground service
beyond the approved and designated termination point. (See paragraph (d) of this section.) Upon
receipt of such request, the department shall make such extension under the following
(1) The installation shall be made
in complete compliance with the standards, specifications
and construction requirements of the department.
(2) The junction box, meter socket
or other enclosure shall be located on the load end of the
underground service and such location shall remain on the outside of the building.
(3) The service line extension shall
be made at the same time that the normal service is
(4) The customer shall pay the department
for the actual cost of the additional service line,
as established by the department.
(Code 1964, § 15.444)