Effective January 1, 2013, the Board of Public Works has approved a revised policy for Customer Deposits.
Customers who had a previous utility account turned over to a Collection Agency within the last five years will be required to pay the old amount plus provide a deposit of two times the highest bill at the new address, up to $200.
New customers will be required to pay twice the highest bill at their new address, not to exceed $200. Customers are considered new if they have not had service in their name during the last six months.
Commercial customers must provide either an Irrevocable Letter of Credit or a deposit of twice the highest bill, not to exceed $500.00.
Notification from the U S Bankruptcy Court concerning an account in bankruptcy will requires a deposit of $500 for Commercial customers and $200 for Residential customers when allowed by law.
After 24 months of good payments – no more than one delinquent notice - deposits will be applied to the customer’s utility account.