Originally Published: March 12, 2017 5:54 a.m.
The house I bought in 2015 is built at the bend of a curved road. Two gas meters, mine and my neighbor’s, are at the curve only about two or three feet from the curb.
After emailing my complaint on Feb. 13 to Unisource Energy, Bill Perry contacted me the next day, Feb. 14, and made an appointment to assess the situation. Some other business issues for him delayed our appointment, however, he did give me the courtesy to call and inform me that he would be running a little late.
Mr. Perry, their main construction foreman and another gentleman spoke with me, inspected the location of the meters and came up with a plan. Mr. Perry informed me that they would install bollards probably Friday, Feb. 17, possibly the beginning of the next week because they needed to contact the other utility companies to come out and mark their underground lines. The construction foreman painted potential markings for the placement of the bollards.
On Feb. 15, I was away from home in the morning. When I returned around 12:30, all of the utility companies had been to my residence and had marked their underground lines.
On Feb. 17, when I returned home at approximately 11:30 a.m., the bollards had been installed, the work is complete and the Unisource crew was done and gone.
I now feel safer having a guard in front of the gas meters in the event of a future vehicle traffic collision.