25. Abandoned Line Removal

25.1  When Electric Service is discontinued and a request for reconnection is not made within the following twelve (12) months, the Customer shall be deemed to have abandoned service and forfeits any priority, rights to be served by, or interest in any electric facilities or equipment paid for by the Customer under the Line Extension rules. In its sole discretion, the PUD may remove its electric facilities or equipment, including but not limited to poles, conductors, transformers, and meter(s) without any liability or reimbursement to the Customer.

25.2  The Customer may continue to pay the monthly Base Charge in order to retain its right to be served by and be a priority in the PUD facilities as if the Electric Service was reconnected. Prior to connection, the PUD, in its sole discretion, may require the meter base to be inspected and approved by the County Electrical Inspector.