CMP’s disregard of proper maintenance
To the Editor:
I’m not sure on this corporation ownership but I do know first hand on their lack of maintenance and repairs.
I live in Rumford and during the winter of 2011 a pole was damaged by plowing and did damage to my home.
The Town of Rumford made good for these damages and informed CMP of the damage to this pole. It is in need of replacement and nothing has been done to this day.
I’ve also brought to the town's attention, as well as CMP, of another pole 60 yards away with a transformer on it that has been leaning more and more each year for the past eight years without results.
On Nov. 9, 2011, I once again called Rumford’s town manager to see, if anything, what he could do about it. To my surprise, CMP sent a truck to assess the damage. It was done solely to appease me and the town
manager of Rumford. These two poles should be replaced before winter but probably won’t be. If these two poles, which are not safe, go over this winter, the cost for replacing them, then, no doubt, will be high.
I think the PUC should be investigating CMP’s procedures for repair and maintenance in this state and doing something about their lack of responsibility to their customers' welfare. If damage occurs this winter to my home I will be seeking out a lawyer willing to take on CMP for damages as well as mental stress involved during each storm of worrying about losing power and damages to my home once again because of their lack of responsibility.
I ask anyone else in this state that has similar circumstances to stand up and say enough is enough. CMP and its owners get rich while we pay the price for their inefficiencies.