Re: Power Lines Run Through Backyard Without Notification or Permission in Pa
seriously? I would think that would be illegal. As each state has an office that controls legal monopolies such as power providers, I would think that such an action would invoke a very quick and severe retaliation by them.
I would suspect there is an easement, either express or implied for the power lines that were already there BUT as to the new hook-up, they could have overstepped any such agreement.
I would contact them and inquire about any easement they believe they do have and to provide them. Since all the other homes are fed from the front, I suspect the service drop may have not be included in any easement they do have and if so, then, they would be required to request and negotiate for an easement for the service drop or re-route it via an already existing easement.
be sure to consider the possibility landsurveyor spoke of. Rather than a specific easement, there may be a general licensing agreement that comes into play.
there really is no need to get all hot and bothered, in the beginning, when dealing with this. That, in itself, my piss the POCO off enough so they do not do anything the easy way and even if wrong, make you go to great lengths to require them to take any corrective actions.
Diplomacy can go a long way in seeking information. Lack of diplomacy can go a long way in stymieing their reason or desire to assist you.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.