APUA advises customers to settle arrears now or have electricity cut next week

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The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) will commence with island-wide disconnections from next week.

In a notice to consumers from the Utilities Account Management, the Authority says that disconnections will be carried out on residential and commercial properties.

In order to avoid having their utility disconnected, payments should be made immediately, customers are advised.

“Customers are reminded to settle electricity, water, and telecommunications (inet Mobile, home and business) accounts that are overdue by 30 days or in arrears,” the notice says.

According to APUA, disconnections will be carried out during the period May 10 to May 31.

For those whose utilities are disconnected, reconnections will be undertaken within one to two business days after payments are made.

APUA instituted a moratorium on disconnections of utility services in April last year (2020) due to the hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, in a notice on Monday, January 18, this year, the utility company announced that the initiative would come to an end in February.

Sean Bird, the United Progressive Party candidate for St. John’s Rural East, had described the move as unconscionable, taking into account the many hardships that people are still facing and with hotels laying off and closing.

The nine-month waiver of disconnections had formed part of APUA’s COVID-19 Relief.

In March last year, APUA announced that it would stop disconnections for three months for electricity and water, and reduce the cost of electricity bills by 20% to households.

The programme was initiated in April last year.

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  1. Some people would be going from light into darkness. Many are not working. The Administration needs to look into this matter on an individual basis. Direct APUA which is owned by the people. To revisit their decisions making,at this time of very hardships and stresses.

  2. “no money no current”

    I hope all dem ALP yard fowls who owe are going to be the first in line. Dem ALP smaddy too thief.

  3. All the outstanding monies owed to the pensioners, liat workers and what people are owed need to be paid, they will will find money to push for vaccines giving incentives for people who get vaccinated but will never see issues when people are struggling in life.

    Its all about vaccine they are concerned about not the well being of the citizens

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