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City Passes Ordinance to Allow Neighborhoods to Move Utility Lines Underground

posted Feb 22, 2009, 10:11 AM by Marie Sligh

North Charleston has recently passed an ordinance to establish a framework for neighborhoods with overhead lines to request the undergrounding of their utilities. It is not mandatory, and indeed, residents must both request it and commit to bearing 15% of the cost in addition to paying all costs for preparing their residences to receive underground power and all costs for decorative lighting, if requested. Estimated cost per homeowner is listed as $7500, but as no projects have yet been completed, cost estimates are subject to change. If you have any questions about the undergrounding ordinance, please contact Eileen Duffy, Project Manager, at (843) 529-3690 or eduffy@northcharleston.org.

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