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MLGW announces Winter Moratorium sign-up event
November 12, 2007
Memphis Light, Gas and Water will host a Winter Moratorium program sign-up event on Tuesday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charles Powell Community Center on 810 Western Park Drive. This event is for those aged 60 and over only, and will feature refreshments, giveaways and assistance with completing the Winter Moratorium applications. The sign up event is co-sponsored by The Westwood -Indian Hills and Neighboring Developments Initiative

The Winter Moratorium program, which has been in place for more than two decades, delays any pending cutoff of residential services for customers aged 60 and older or disabled during the months of December, January and February. Although MLGW will not disconnect any services due to non-payment during these months, participants will not be relieved of their obligation to pay their utility bill. The program is set up to assist these customers on fixed incomes during the coldest time of the year, which can result in higher gas usage.

There are no income restrictions for the Winter Moratorium program. However, applicants cannot have an outstanding balance on their utility bill on November 30 when the program begins. All applicants who meet the program requirements will be approved to participate. The deadline for application is November 15.

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 420,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County. A 2007 survey of large metropolitan areas showed that MLGW has the sixth lowest combined rates in the nation.