As you plan for your service installation project, please be aware of the following winter construction charges rules:

  • Subdivision customers: Winter construction costs will be charged for any underground facilities installed in our service territory between December 1 and March 31, except as follows. The Winter Construction Charge will not be charged if the customer's application is received by WPS prior to October 1, and the customer's premises and/or the construction site is ready for underground facilities installation prior to November 1, and we receive the total advance customer payment required for the installation of facilities prior to November 1.
  • Non-subdivision customers: Winter construction costs will be charged for any underground facilities installed in our service territory between December 1 and March 31, except as follows. The Winter Construction Charge will not be charged if the application is received by WPS prior to October 15, and the customer's premises and/or the construction site is ready for underground facilities installation prior to November 15, and the company receives the total advance customer payment required for the installation of facilities prior to November 15.

The Winter Construction Charge will be waived by WPS if our underground contractors do not actually charge us for winter construction conditions.

Winter construction charges are in addition to any other applicable charges, and are non-refundable, except as noted in our service rules.

A customer's premises and/or the construction site is deemed to be ready for underground facilities installation when the dwelling foundation wall is installed and back-filled; and a trench route is cleared and graded to within 6" of the final grade.


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