Chambersburg will crack down on renters who dodge power bills
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Some tenants with a history of not paying their electric bills in Chambersburg will soon find it hard to run up bigger bills.
The Borough Council voted Thursday night to install electric service limiters on some renters. Borough Manager Eric Oyer said the borough has purchased 10 of the $80 devices to install on customer meters.
He explained that the limiters work by cutting off the main circuit breaker to a house or apartment when the customer uses more than a prescribed amount of current. The tenant can reset the breaker, but will have to first turn off an appliance or two.