Yes, you very likely have recourse. Utilities are not immune to liability, when they (or their employees or contractors) cause damage to another's property either intentionally or through negligence (carelessness). For smaller amounts (several hundred dollars), you should consider filing a lawsuit in small claims court (assuming that the utility will not voluntarily reimburse you for the cost of repairs, when you contact them requesting reimbursement); for repairs or losses costing several thousand dollars, you should consult with an attorney. Good luck.
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