The meter is outside, but inside the basement is a large can with pad locks from the poco. From there it branches to a gutter and a 3" PVC comes out the bottom of the poco can. The water leaks from a joint in the 3" pvc. It is definately a potential hazard. The homeowner thinks the poco is responsible since they own the can. I think the homeowner will ultimately have to pay to update. I really can't see why it was done this way to begin with. Also, I'm sure the conductors from the meter to the poco can are undersized, since another contractor added 2 of the 150 panels a year or so ago without a permit.