Thousands of Iowans Could Lose Power Monday

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By Jay Knoll

DES MOINES, Iowa - As winter fades away so does the annual the annual electricity shutoff moratorium. The Iowa Utilities Board says more than 85-thousand homes received shut off notices last month.

By law, utility companies cannot shut off power between November and March for customers who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP. That moratorium ends Monday.

But, there are options. First, work with your utility company. They must offer a minimum of 12 months for eligible customers to pay overdue bills. Those who know their rights may get a more reasonable plan.

For more information, visit this site: http://www.dcaa.iowa.gov/bureau_EA/index.html

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