Governor Inslee extends disconnection prohibition and requires utilities to develop COVID-19 Customer Support Programs

Posted: June 2, 2020 at 1:15 pm

 Here’s the upshot from the most recent Governor’s proclamation >>

  • The prohibitions on disconnecting, refusing to reconnect, and charging late fees are extended until termination of the COVID-19 State of Emergency or July 28, 2020.

 

  • It requires all utilities providing energy, telecommunications, and water services in Washington State to develop COVID-19 Customer Support Programs, consistent with the guidance document. The programs must be reviewed and posted prominently on a state website by July 10, 2020.

 

  • The prohibition of public meetings is extended until June 17, 2020. Our June 10 board meeting will be held virtually (Zoom). The July board meeting is likely to be virtual, too.