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Public Utility Commission extends utility disconnection moratorium to May 31

On March 29, the Public Utility Commission issued an order extending the temporary moratorium for natural gas, electric, and traditional landline telephone service through May 31, 2021. (Water service is presently covered by an involuntary disconnection moratorium that was enacted last year.) “We recognize that many Vermonters are still suffering from the public health and economic impacts of Covid-19, and now is not the time to eliminate disconnection protections that have proven so beneficial to so many Vermonters, particularly Vermonters who are still struggling to find work,” the commission stated. “Rather than prematurely lift the moratorium, we must keep it in place at this time.”

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