A drawing of the proposed Gas and/or Electric meter location must be included on the front of or with this application. The gas and/or electric meter location must be approved by your local MidAmerican Energy customer contact before any work is started. MidAmerican Energy shall have the sole right to determine the location of the service lines and meters.
Applicants for service to commercial, industrial or residential buildings including multifamily dwellings, should obtain from MidAmerican Energy information regarding gas pressure, voltage, transformers, metering, etc. before starting construction.
Applicant will provide, without cost to MidAmerican Energy, such easements as are necessary for the installation and maintenance of MidAmerican Energys facilities on private property within the area served. No building shall be constructed and/or changes made in ground elevation by the grantor within MidAmerican Energy's easement area without written permission from MidAmerican Energy indicating that said construction and/or ground elevation changes will not interfere with MidAmerican Energy's rights to operate and maintain its facilities.
The Applicant is responsible for ensuring that all gas piping and any other gas and/or electric equipment is properly installed and adjusted in accordance with local and national codes and MidAmerican Energy's requirements. Consistent with MidAmerican Energy's Tariffs, no inspection by MidAmerican Energy, or failure to object to the applicants installation, shall render MidAmerican Energy liable for any damage or injury caused by problems with the applicants equipment and facilities. Any inspection of applicants equipment or piping by MidAmerican Energy during service installation, pilot lighting or leak investigation is for the sole purpose of determining whether MidAmerican Energy owned equipment is operating properly.
Applicant agrees to indemnify, protect and hold harmless MidAmerican Energy from and against all liability, damage, loss, claims and actions of any nature whatsoever which arise out of contacts with electric or gas facilities that occur as a result of the applicant's negligence or noncompliance with any and all terms of this Agreement.
The installation of service is subject to MidAmerican Energy's tariff on file with, and as may be amended by, the respective Public Utility Commissions in Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
If applicant requires that the installation be completed during the winter construction season, an additional non-refundable charge may be billed. MidAmerican Energy reserves the right to determine when such winter construction season exists and the extra associated cost. Your local MidAmerican Energy customer contact can provide current dates and costs.
Contact Construction Services for service installation costs for your service type. Installation costs are based on machine trenching in normal soil. Additional charges may be billed for unusual conditions incurred, such as rock or buried obstructions.
MidAmerican Energy will not replace sod nor be responsible for lawn or landscape restoration due to the installation of the gas and/or electric service lines.
MidAmerican Energy will schedule the installation of the gas and/or electric service lines after the applicant's premise and site is prepared and inspected for readiness by MidAmerican Energy. MidAmerican Energy will not be liable for any delays in the installation of the gas and/or electric service facilities.
Note: Site readiness is determined by the following:
- The foundation shall be backfilled and the ground shall be within 4" of final grade where the gas and electric services are to be installed. Note: Ground at meter site shall be backfilled and properly compacted to prevent settling.
- All material and obstructions shall be removed from the route and area where the gas and electric services and meters are to be installed.
- The gas riser bracket or meter bracket shall be installed where applicable. Fuel lines must be permanently marked with the service address.
- The electric meter socket shall be installed and entrance wiring approved by the local electrical inspector where applicable. Electric sockets must be permanently marked with the service address. MidAmerican Energy's Electric Service Manual describes the method for marking.
- Address and lot number shall be clearly posted at property prior to installation of gas and/or electric service being scheduled.
- See your local MidAmerican Energy customer contact for other possible requirements.
IOWA ONLY - The Applicant does hereby certify that the structure served by the gas and/or electric service lines (if intended primarily for human occupancy and if completed after April 1, 1984) meets the energy conservation standards as contained in the Iowa Administrative Code Section 661-16.800 (103a) known as the "Iowa State Building Code Thermal and Lighting Efficiency Standards."
See MidAmerican Energy's Gas Service Manual and MidAmerican Energy's Electric Service Manual for installation requirements for your gas and electric services. Copies of both books are available to the applicant upon request.