Homeowner Billed For Neighborhood Streetlights for 25 Years
A Connecticut woman received a five figure check from Connecticut Light & Power after being incorrectly billed for two neighborhood streetlights for 25 years.
“CL&P said it was always on the bill and up to me to inform them of the mistake,” homeowner Grace Edwards told the Hartford Courant. “I said, ‘How could I inform you of something I didn’t know about?’”
What Grace Edwards did not know was that a previous homeowner agreed to pay for streetlights on the block. When Edwards and her husband bought the property, the utility company continued billing the household for the 9500 Lumen HP Sodium and 300 Lumen HP Sodium lamps.
The story first appeared in the Hartford Courant.
Grace Edwards would not learn she was paying $20 a month for the street lamps that illuminated her neighborhood until a prospective buyer requested a history of utility costs, according to the Hartford Courant.