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Keeping The Power On In Hartford

Effective April 15, 2024 the Public Service Commission allows utilities to shut off electric to those homes not up to date on their bills.

The City of Hartford reminds anyone who might be in this situation to work with the Finance Department and do not ignore the notices. The City wants to work with every property owner to make sure their power is kept on.

City of Hartford Utility Billing Specialist Holly Wenzel told WTKM about the utility bill. 

"We charge for six services. It includes electric, water, sewer, recycling, fire protection and public benefits. We read the meters at the end of the third week each month. We start processing almost 7,000 utility bills the following last week and then we will mail them the last business day of the month. Customers have a due date, it's always set every 20th of the month." 

Anyone needing to set up a payment plan for past due bills from over the winter should stop by Hartford City Hall and talk with a finance representative to work out any issues on their bills.