PGW to fire off warnings to delinquent customers

    The region’s unusually cold and snowy winter could result in more people falling behind paying their gas bills. Philadelphia Gas Works says starting April 1st it will begin sending out delinquent account warnings. That’s one day after the utilities winter season ends.
    PGW says those who refuse to pay, can have their gas service shutoff after 60 days.

    By Meggan Kole

    The region’s unusually cold and snowy winter could result in more people falling behind paying their gas bills. Philadelphia Gas Works says starting April 1st it will begin sending out delinquent account warnings. That’s one day after the utilities winter season ends.

    PGW says those who refuse to pay, can have their gas service shutoff after 60 days.

    Cameron Kline is the spokesman for PGW. He says since heating a home costs more in the winter some customers fall behind in payments. He says, if there are programs that can help families these families but they need to let PGW know now.

    Kline: If you think your going to have trouble. If you think you’re going to be facing a termination, give us a call. Now is the time to act.

    PGW plans to begin Saturday hours starting April 10 to help any customers falling behind. Kline says a family of four making about 33-thousand dollars or less could qualify for assistance.

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