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Freezing temps bring delinquent bill reprieve

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –  Water Gas and Light officials say they will not cut off power to customers when temperatures dip below freezing like they did Thursday morning.

Lorie Farkas says if temperatures are predicted for 32º or below, WG&L workers will not turn off your power that day. They say don't think of it as a free ride though, it's important not to let yourself get behind.

"We don't want people to fall into the trap that they did last summer however when we had those long stretches of over 100º and people didn't pay their bills for two months and they ended up with monster bills," said Lorie Farkas of Water Gas & Light.

WG&L officials encourage customers to take advantage of their free energy audit this winter, they will come to your home and tell you where you are losing energy and how to best weatherize your home to save money.

Their HOPE program also pays bills for customers who are dealing with emergencies. So far this year the program has helped 321 customers pay their bills. Federal money through the Fresh Start Program paid 500 customer's bills this year.


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