Danville Utilities — a city-owned utility operation that serves some residents of Halifax County — reminds utility customers that disconnections for delinquent residential and commercial accounts will resume on Tuesday.
The reminder is being issued to clear up any confusion created by the State Corporation Commission’s decision earlier this week to extend, until Sept. 16, the general moratorium on utility shutoffs for investor-owned utilities and member-owned cooperatives.
Municipal-owned utilities are not subject to the State Corporation Commission’s control.
Danville Utilities customers with past due balances of more than 35 days have received two notices by mail that disconnections would resume on Sept. 1. The notices provided options, which include the equal-payment plan, for bringing accounts in good standing.
Danville Utilities customers who reside in Pittsylvania, Halifax and Henry counties should contact their locality’s Department of Social Services to see if assistance is available there.
The Community Foundation and Pittsylvania County Community Action also have resources to help residential utility customers.
Also, on Tuesday, the operation will resume charging a $50 delinquent account fee for all utility customer classes. Utility disconnections and the $50 delinquent account fee were suspended in March.