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And I'm sure you will be willing to fork out the extra money on your light bill for this to happen? Yeah right... You'd then probably be the first one to make the comment of "I don't know why they charge me more for my electricity just because they want to trim right of ways back."......just saying...
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Jul 2, 2012
 
I find it amazing as to how clueless "average joe citizen" is about electricity & the delivery process. DVP updates their distribution technology in an ongoing process. Look up at the number of wires that are in the air..the upgrade takes time & effort...replacement ain't going to happen overnight. "Why not bury the lines??" The technology is not there..yet. Underground blowouts are more expensive to repair. And if you think you are hot..linemen must wear FR - fire retardent - rated clothing that does not breath very well. Add the leather & rubber gloves & the other safety equipment & then you can tell me how hot it is! Quite your bitching!
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The rates we're paying now with Rappahannock are TWICE what we paid with Allegheny -- and the service is JUST AS POOR (if not worse)!!! Cut the trees AWAY FROM THE POWER LINES ALREADY! You've got the easements -- CLEAN THEM UP!! The storm lated 15 minutes -- we're in DAY THREE without power AND WATER!! I could DEAL with the heat for a while (generator, fans), but not having water is the real killer, and as stated above -- they don't care when they're the only game in town. If the government wants to do some GOOD (for a change), why don't they get a handle on these out-of-control utilities?!
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Gru wrote:
... If the government wants to do some GOOD (for a change), why don't they get a handle on these out-of-control utilities?!
Oh great idea... Why not give the government control of every living thing in this country while you're at it? It's not like they have that much control over things they shouldn't now, huh? I would love for them to also tell me when I can take a $H!T. You want to complain about your power rates then start investigating why the rates are on the rise. Mainly because of the millions of dollars lost because of environmental regulations brought upon them by your stupid leader of a president. Hundreds of cheaper coal fired plants having to be shut down, and utility industries forced to throw away millions in trying to use a more "renewable" source of power. So the government already is trying to "get a handle" on the utilities. They just make the problem that your whining about now.
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Oh great idea... Why not give the government control of every living thing in this country while you're at it? It's not like they have that much control over things they shouldn't now, huh? I would love for them to also tell me when I can take a $H!T. You want to complain about your power rates then start investigating why the rates are on the rise. Mainly because of the millions of dollars lost because of environmental regulations brought upon them by your stupid leader of a president. Hundreds of cheaper coal fired plants having to be shut down, and utility industries forced to throw away millions in trying to use a more "renewable" source of power. So the government already is trying to "get a handle" on the utilities. They just make the problem that your whining about now.
Dominion just lowered their rates.
http://www.wric.com/story/18923096/dominionlo...
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and don't call me Heh
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heh wrote:
and don't call me Heh
Yall have lost me in This conversation... Heh or heh
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Yall have lost me in This conversation... Heh or heh
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Heh wrote:
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And I'm sure you will be willing to fork out the extra money on your light bill for this to happen? Yeah right... You'd then probably be the first one to make the comment of "I don't know why they charge me more for my electricity just because they want to trim right of ways back."......just saying...
Well....I don't think I'm alone in saying that I'd rather pay a little more each month to ensure my power staying on. Dominion also has a budget plan that allows you to pay a fixed amount each month even if your bill runs higher. While trimming the trees back is a massive job, it's not like there's a lot of expensive technology involved. Dominion contracts the work out. They just need to do more of it. And once the trees are cut back.....isn't the job done and the costs would decrease significantly after that? Still, just saying!
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<quoted text>You are just what General Abraham Lincoln told the commanding general of Weight Watchers during the Battle of the Bulge..."NUTS"! Do you really think people are going to stand for Dominion coming in their yards and telling them to cut their trees down. Of course not, even though they "Tried2tellem" about the consequences. On a serious note though...if I could get your name so I may call you to be in my cabinet after the election I would appreciate it. You are as out of touch as I am!
First of all....your name alone says it all. So I really had a difficult time deciding if I could dumb down enough to respond to your comical attempt at a valid opinion. But out of pure revelation I happen to be looking out the window when I was reading your drivel, and noticed my dog hiking his leg to piss on a stump that used to be a tree that's under the power lines on the edge of my property. Yeah, Dominion has the legal right of way to come on your property to maintain a 15' wide clear path beneath their lines. It goes without question that anyone who would deny them access deserves to go without power.Good luck in November genius.
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You arm chair generals and know it alls have the perfect answer for everything.
I'm sorry, I must've missed your contribution to this post. Maybe you should find a hobby, or do something with that creative mind of yours?

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