Public Utility Easements: Traps That Can Create Major Problems

by Jerry Moran on March 12, 2010

Public Utility Easements (PUE’s) are typically found in subdivisions. The land developer dedicates the PUE’s to facilitate the distribution of utilities to the individual lots in the subdivision. Utilities generally utilize these strips in joint trenches when applicable. In older subdivisions, poles and aerial construction were used for power, Telco and CATV. Beware of potential problems. In California there was a case, which is outlined below, involving a PUE. This episode could take place in any state in the Union. Read the full article →

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