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Will WPS also convert the existing overhead electric lines to my dwelling to underground as part of this process?
Yes. WPS agrees to bury up to 125 feet of electric lines to dwellings at no charge to customers, provided they have their electric systems capable of accepting underground service before WPS, or its contractor, begins work in the area a part of this project. Distance in excess of 125 is charged at about $7 per foot. If you checked the box on the postcard indicating that you were interested in converting your service, WPS will contact you.

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What if I don't know if my electric service is overhead or underground?
It's not as easy as it looks. Some overhead lines to your dwelling may be cable TV or telephone lines. To see if your electric service is overhead, locate the electric meter on your dwelling. If there is a conduit (pipe) rising from the meter to a connection somewhere on your roof, the service is overhead. If the conduit (pipe) rises from the ground to the meter, the service is already underground.

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Are there any other expenses to converting to underground?
Yes. If you want to convert your entire electric service line to underground, you'll need to contact a licensed electrician to modify your onsite electric facilities to receive underground service. If you indicated a desire to convert to underground service, our designers will contact you to answer questions and guide you through the process. It could be several months before that contact is made.

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When will the existing overhead lines be removed?
The lines will not be removed until the undergrounding is complete and energized.

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What is the difference between electric system and electric service?
The overhead system is the main lines that run pole to pole. The overhead service is the line that goes from the last pole to your dwelling.

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