Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

August 21, 2019

Senator Anwar Releases Statement After Media Report of Eversource Charging Homeowners to Deactivate Gas Before Crumbling Concrete Foundation Repairs

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) issued the following statement after a news report that power company Eversource has charged homeowners seeking to repair their homes’ crumbling foundations before deactivating gas lines and allowing repairs to begin.

“It is unthinkable that after these families have gone through so much hardship, Eversource is charging these fees before they are allowed to begin repairs, representing another step before they can return to their homes,” said Sen. Anwar. “My district has been significantly impacted by the epidemic of crumbling foundations. I have met with homeowners who face incredibly difficult circumstances just for their homes, in some cases the culmination of a lifetime of work, to be repaired and in livable condition. These charges are preying on vulnerable people and they must stop.”

This week, a WTNH report revealed that homeowners repairing crumbling foundations in their homes are being charged more than $1,600 for gas service in their homes to be discontinued, a necessary service before repairs can begin. According to the report, no other gas company has charged for gas service discontinuation.