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Saud Anwar

Representing East Hartford, Ellington, East Windsor and South Windsor

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Senator Anwar Issues Updated Statement After Eversource Confirms Change of Practice Regarding Crumbling Foundations

HARTFORD – Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) issued an updated statement after an announcement from Eversource that the company is changing its policy of charging homeowners with crumbling foundations to turn off gas lines as their homes receive repairs. Last week, a news report found that customers were getting bills of more than $1,600 that they had to pay before work could continue on their homes.

“I was recently made aware that some homeowners received a notification of this high cost from Eversource,” said Sen. Anwar. “Once lawmakers and local leaders reached Eversource, it was determined that the company has a plan and is currently in conversation with stakeholders to insure that homeowners impacted by this disaster are not burdened with further costs. I welcome Eversource’s willingness to help the victims of the crumbling foundation disaster. As we receive greater details, we will give an update.”

According to WTNH News 8, Eversource said Friday that it will reverse its policy of charging customers to have gas lines turned off. Customers will no longer be charged and the company told the news source that it will provide refunds to those who have already paid.

 

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