The Kansas Cold Weather Rule will end Wednesday, March 31.
This means that Kansas who are behind on electric and natural gas utility bills may be subject to disconnection of service unless they contact their utility company to make payment arrangements.
Those customers that are experiencing difficulty keeping up with their bills are encouraged to call their utility no later than Wednesday to be eligible for the Cold Weather Rule 12-month payment plan to catch up on overdue accounts.
According to a news release from the Kansas Corporation Commission says, “the customer must make an initial payment of 1/12 of the overdue amount, 1/12 of the bill for current service, the full amount of any disconnection or reconnection fees if any, plus any applicable deposit owed to the utility. The balance is billed in equal payments over the next 11 months, in addition to the regular monthly bill.”
You can call the KCC Consumer Protection Office at 800-662-0027 or 785-271-3140 for more information about these assistance programs.
Assistance can also be found on their website.