Lansing Board of Water and Light extends its utility shutoff moratorium to April 2021


The Lansing Board of Water and Light is extending its utility shutoff moratorium to April 15 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 2,400 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 gotten their power back yet.

“There will be nobody’s power off, electric power off, due to a balance with the Board of Water and Light,” he says.

The BWL encourages people struggling to pay their bills to contact customer service to explore payment options and financial assistance programs.

The city of Detroit announced this week that its water shutoff moratorium would last through 2022.

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