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Take a photo of meter when you move in

Editor: Re: Langley residents having problem with huge Hydro bills when moving (The Times, Jan. 30). It is very important to take note of the gas and electric meter readings when moving in or out of a home, preferably with a photo.

While I was building my home, Hydro installed a temporary meter. When the home was completed, they installed a new “reconditioned” meter. The first bill was hundreds of dollars over my estimate, it turns out they used the meter reading from the last home it was installed in (who knows how accurate that was) and then included all the units used while it was being tested at BC Hydro and added these amounts to my bill.

They were reluctant to remove the hundreds of dollars from my bill — until I showed them the photo of the meter reading the day it was installed!

J. Beauman,

Langley

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