Area utilities, including Wisconsin Public Services, are reacting to a stay in a June order to begin water and electric shutoffs again next week. The moratorium imposed by the state’s Public Service Commission will instead stretch until at least September 1st. Senior Communications Specialist Matt Cullen says that those falling behind shouldn’t take a breather. He suggests that you use the next month to work out payment options that can fit your current financial situation.
Cullen says that WPS has been able to help thousands of its customers recently, many of those in Door and Kewaunee Counties. Sturgeon Bay Utilities shared similar advice last month. The moratorium does not wipe clean bills that are owed, and if customers wait too long to seek help, the hole will become too deep. Contact information for both WPS and Sturgeon Bay Utilities is available at the links provided.