SaskPower says it will pay for damaged meter boxes

A power meter box at a home in Regina is seen with some separation from the wall on July 25, 2017. (Brandon Harder/CBC)

By CBC News, July 26, 2017 

SaskPower says it will pay for all repairs to power meter boxes damaged by recent ground shifting in Regina.

The Wednesday announcement follows the fifth fire caused by wiring being pulled from the bottom of boxes across the city.

“We made a call yesterday to cover all of the costs with no cost to homeowners,” SaskPower spokesperson Jonathan Tremblay told CBC Saskatchewan’s Morning Edition.

“It’s a question of safety and a question of time,” he said, noting the Crown utility wants to address the problem quickly.

The magnitude of the problem is something the SaskPower has never seen before, he said, noting versus the five fires this year there had only been one or two in the last decade.

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