ALTON — State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, will pair with the Citizens Utility Board to host a utility bill clinic from 10 a.m. until noon Friday, July 17, at the East Alton Library
“When I walk door to door in the area asking residents about concerns that they may have, I often hear about the cost of electricity and other utilities continuing to rise,” Beiser said. “It also seems that when we receive our utility bills there are often unexplained charges, or charges that do not make sense. This free utility bill clinic is a great opportunity to have your utility bills analyzed and explained by a panel of experts.”
Participants are asked to bring their most recent utility and phone bills. Citizens Utility Board representatives will go through the bills line by line to explain charges that do not make sense and show participants how to save money.
“I encourage anyone that pays utility bills to attend the utility bill clinic,” Beiser said. “The clinic is free, and the panel of experts will help to explain any charges that do not make sense, and give suggestions on ways to help you save money.”
The Citizens Utility Board is a nonprofit consumer group created by the state legislature to protect consumers’ rights. Space to attend is limited; reservations are required.
For information, contact state Beiser’s constituent services office at (618) 465-5900 or email@example.com.
CUB representatives also will analyze utility bills at a similar clinic, co-hosted by state Sen. William R. Haine, for Wood River area residents. CUB representatives will discuss Wood River’s municipal aggregation rate of 4.580 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) through June 2016 with Homefield Energy and how it compares to Ameren’s standard rate.
The clinic will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the Wood River Round House, 633 N. Wood River Ave.
Register by calling Haine’s office at (618) 465-4764, or submitting an online form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12GwyazrVtacUTZxbqGrYRaX1pWgDseVz69lAX6WWH2w/viewform.