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Reply #39: When I was a kid, water was the only utility that wasn't allowed to do shut offs for nonpayment. [View All]

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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-08 03:57 PM
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39. When I was a kid, water was the only utility that wasn't allowed to do shut offs for nonpayment.
We couldn't get oil for the furnace, the gas company shut off if any part of the bill was more than 45 days in arrears, and the electric company shut off after 90 days of no payment. The water was a public district and that may have made the difference. We had many spells with no stove or hot water, ran out of heating oil at least once a winter and never had the thermostat higher than 55, and one time lived by candlelight for a week or so. We always had water.

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