A new customer may be required to post a deposit in the amount of one-sixth of the estimated annual bill as a condition of service. Interest on this deposit is paid monthly. The deposit for residential service will be refunded after 12 months of satisfactory payments, providing that payments were not late more than twice, service was not disconnected and no returned checks were presented within the past 12 months.
An established customer may be required to post a deposit in the amount of one-sixth of the estimated annual bill if any of the following conditions are met:
- Payment is not received by the due date in two or more of the last 12 billing periods.
- Service has been disconnected for nonpayment of bills in the last 12 months.
- Payment has been made with a subsequently dishonored check two or more times in the last 12 months.