Hooking Up Power To Housing Developments

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National Grid and local contractors are trying to get onto the same page.

Several housing developers, like the one building the Preserve at Autumn Ridge in the town of Watertown, say the utility has been slow to hook up  electrical service. 

At a meeting Tuesday, National Grid promised to work with contractors closer and earlier in the future.

"Really try to help them frame out projects more aggressively, but also to get on the front end before the project gets too far down the road," said Melanie Littlejohn, National Grid regional director.

"Hopefully, some of the changes that we suggested can be implemented sooner rather than later," said Anthony DiTucci, of DGA Builders, LLC.

National Grid says its response to local contractors may have been slowed down by its response to Superstorm Sandy, which it says created a ripple effect along the East Coast. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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