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Tennessee Association of Utility Districts
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April 10, 2020

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TAUD COVID-19 UPDATE

April 10, 2020: Suspension of Utility Service Terminations for Non-Payment

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TAUD has received several calls and emails regarding whether utility districts, utility authorities, and municipal and county utility systems can or should suspend the termination of utility service for non-payment during the COVID-19 crisis. This issue has been the subject of media stories in Tennessee. Calls have been made to state legislators and the Comptrollerís office about water and wastewater utilities which have continued to terminate services for non-payment. This Update will describe the legal authority of utilities in Tennessee to continue to terminate utility service for non-payment and will describe the issues which may arise or need to be considered when a utility decides to suspend the termination of utility service for nonpayment.

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Tennessee Association of Utility Districts
840 Commercial Court
Murfreesboro, TN 37133
Phone: 615.896.9022
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.taud.org