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Lansing to extend their utility shutoff policy until April


The Lansing Board of Water and Light is extending its utility shutoff moratorium to April 15th of next year.

In March, the BWL announced a moratorium on water shutoffs as people began coping with the pandemic, but electricity shutoffs only stopped for a short time.

The Lansing State Journal reports that nearly 24-hundred customers had their power cut off this year.
General Manager Dick Peffley says the utility is reaching out to “a handful of customers” who haven’t got their power back yet.

“They may be working on their house and they it’s off and they may not want it, but there will be nobody’s power off, electric power off, due to a balance with the Board of Water and Light,” said Peffley.

The BWL encourages people struggling to pay their bills to contact customer service to explore payment options and financial assistance programs. State law prevents service cutoffs during the winter months.