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The Rebound: Important Information on Utilities

Posted at 1:32 PM, Apr 17, 2020

Although the coronavirus pandemic is in Green Country and our futures have several unanswered questions, we will rebound.

We've put together the important information you might want to know when it comes to you bills, like your utilities.

Below we have complied information in regards to electric, water, and gas for Green Country residents.

ELECTRIC - Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Public Service Company of Oklahoma says it has temporarily suspended all service disconnections due to non-payment. They are now offering payment plans and payment assistance.
The Public Service Company of Oklahoma says, "We have temporarily suspended all service disconnections for non-payment. We know our customers are concerned about their families, and ensuring they have reliable electric service allows them to focus on staying healthy and well. We urge customers to make every effort to keep their accounts current during the period when disconnections are suspended. If you anticipate problems paying your electric bill, please view payment assistance information or contact us to discuss payment options."

WATER - The City of Tulsa

The City of Tulsa issued a water cutoff moratorium on shutting off water for residences with unpaid bills. The city released the following statement on its website:

Mayor Bynum, TMUA (Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority) and the Water & Sewer Dept. are issuing a water cutoff moratorium, which means the City will not perform any new water meter shutoffs. The City is making every effort to make continued water service available to citizens, as well as restore service to those citizens currently without water. To do this, citizens should contact 311 to communicate a request to restore water service or confirm water service is still needed at a location.
City of Tulsa

To review a list of utility payment options, click here.

GAS - Oklahoma Natural Gas

According to the Oklahoma Natural Gas website, in an coronavirus update on March 17, officials announced, "In order to lessen any financial hardship the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have on our customers, we are temporarily suspending disconnects due to nonpayment through April 15. We offer a variety of options to make payments or set up alternative payment plans. If you are facing financial difficulties, please contact us to discuss short-term payment extensions and long-term payment assistance. The Share The Warmth program also provides energy assistance to those whose immediate financial resources simply cannot cover their home-heating expenses. Find out more information at OklahomaNaturalGas.com/special-services/share-the-warmth"

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