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Electrical Service Connection Checklist

Please complete each of the following steps when connecting a new service or extending an electric line.

Overhead Service/Line Extension

  • Trimming complete as shown in Eversource Tree Trimming Standards
  • Poles and anchors installed
  • Temporary meter box placed in agreed location
  • Ground rods installed
  • GFI installed (for temp only)
  • Permanent meter box installed at agreed location, secured to building with stainless or galvanized screws
  • Load side wires installed in meter box and main panel
  • Municipal inspection received

Underground Service/Line Extension

  • All conduit installed to agreed locations and at proper depth
  • Trench back-filled
  • Caution tape installed
  • String installed in all pipe - capable of 200 lb. pull
  • All transformer and sector foundations and junction boxes installed at agreed locations and properly graded
  • All conduit in transformer slabs and sector foundations located in proper area of opening
  • All conduit cut to proper height in slabs and foundations
  • Temporary meter box mounted adjacent to permanent meter location
  • Ground rods installed
  • GFI installed (for temp only)
  • Permanent meter box installed at agreed location and properly secured
  • Expansion joint installed properly on house end of conduit
  • Galvanized sweep grounded
  • Municipal inspection received