Power, water, cut for 300 late payers in Smyrna

March 27, 2008 11:04:05 AM PDT
Mayor Patricia Stombaugh says when a resident's electricity is shut off, water and sewer service is also cut. Councilman William Pressley says the number of cutoffs was higher than it has been in recent months but not unprecedented. Councilman Gene Mullen believes the number went up because some people should have been cut off months ago. He says the town is not allowed to shut off power during cold weather.

Pressley says people with past due accounts were warned not to wait until the last minute to pay, and he says they were advised to talk to town officials to try to work out a payment arrangement.

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