Posts Tagged ‘utility billing’

Federal Agency Utility Customers and the Prompt Payment Act

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

A federal agency contracts with a North Carolina town to provide water services to the agency’s facility in the town. The agency is routinely late in making its utility payments. The town finally decides to take action after the sixth late payment. In accordance with the town’s customer contract, the town assessed a late fee penalty […]

Utility Bill Postcards

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Your governing board recently instructed you to look at any and all means to cut costs. In reviewing ways to streamline administrative expenses you discover that the unit can reduce its utility fee collection costs significantly by printing and mailing its water bills in postcard form. Excited to have an action item to report back […]

Who’s Responsible for the Utility Bill?: Collection Remedies for Non-Payment by Tenant

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

A tenant signs up to receive water or sewer utility services and then falls delinquent on her payments. The tenant moves out and the local utility provider is left with an unpaid bill (or series of unpaid bills). What can (and should) the local utility provider do? Can it proceed against the property owner for the […]