Maine Revised Statutes

§2704. Application for inspection; removal of faulty meter; expense of inspection

1. Application for inspection.  If a consumer applies in writing to the municipal clerk for the inspection of his meter, and deposits with the clerk the fee fixed by the municipal officers for this service, the inspector shall inspect and test the meter.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
2. Removal of faulty meter.  If the meter is found to be incorrect to the extent of 4% if an electric meter or 2% if a gas or water meter, to the prejudice of the consumer, the inspector shall order the public utility furnishing the meter to remove the meter and to install in its place a meter which has been tested, approved, marked and sealed by an inspector of meters.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
3. Expense of inspection.  Upon finding an incorrect meter, the inspector shall give a certificate to the consumer, showing the result of the test. Upon presenting the certificate to the municipal clerk, the consumer shall receive the fee deposited with the clerk, and the public utility furnishing the meter shall bear the expense of the inspection and shall pay to the treasurer of the municipality the fee required. All fees collected by the municipal clerk or treasurer shall be placed to the credit of the municipality to be used for municipal purposes.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
1987, c. 141, §A6 (NEW).