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Meter Responsibilities

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Member-Owner's Responsibility

Overhead/Underground Line
The point of interconnection is usually past the meter socket for single-phase services. 


Member-Consumer's Responsibility

  • Tripped breaker or blown fuses below the meter or in any building
  • Bad connection on entrance to buildings or house
  • Wrapped or broken wires on the member-owner's side of the meter pole
  • Tree or tree branches in wires on member-owner's side of the meter pole

Note: Iowa law requires that you call IOWA ONE CALL 48 hours prior to excavating. Any time you plan to excavate, whether it's a small or large construction project, call 811 or 1-800-292-8989.


Clarke Electric Cooperative's Responsibility

  • Line outages (caused by lightning, storms, ice, trees, wind, broken wires, broken poles, broken insulators, animals, faulty primary underground)
  • Primary fuses on transformers or line tops
  • Failed transformers
  • Substation outages

Note: Clarke Electric is responsible for repairing lines and restoring power, but is not liable for any damages that are caused by acts of God.

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