What is the penalty for removing a lock from a gas meter?

Asked over 4 years ago - Newnan, GA

My gas service was disconnected last night due to late payment. I paid my balance in full and also a reconnect fee. My gas service provider informed me that they cannot reconnect until next Tuesday?!?!? That is their first available appt. WHat is the penalty for turning it on myself??? Tuesday is five days away.

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  1. Johnny Ramirez Castaneda

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . You would need to contact your service provider and they could tell you what the penalty is for turning the meter on yourself.

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  2. Richard Scott Lawson


    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . You don't want to re-connect it yourself. You could be charged with theft of services.

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