Watertown Pulls Plug On Electric Car Chargers
Watertown has pulled the plug on a proposed partnership for an electric car charging station, saying it would violate the state's Constitution.
7 News contacted National Grid for comment on the city's position.
Spokesperson Virginia Limmiatis said the utility has no hard feelings toward the city and that Watertown's position on the issue is a matter of interpretation.
Limmiatis said the electric vehicle chargers are offered for the public good.
She used the analogy of a public drinking fountain - the water is free to the public to drink, but the water is paid for by the city and its residents.
Monday, September 26, 2016, Watertown, NY
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