PERKASIE — Perkasie Borough has suspended service disconnections and is waiving new late payment charges on residential and commercial electric accounts through at least April 30, the borough said in a March 17 release.
"We are committed to helping every customer through difficult times, and we know there will be many challenges associated with this pandemic," said James Purcell, council vice president and chair of the borough’s Public Utility Committee." Perkasie Borough remains committed to delivering safe and reliable electric service to our customers."
Customers who are unable to pay their electric bill should contact Perkasie Borough Electric Department at (215) 257-5065. Perkasie Borough will work closely with customers to waive late payment fees and to avoid having their service shut off.
"We are taking important steps to support our customers and our community throughout this time of uncertainty” said James Ryder, borough council president. “Perkasie Borough understands that many of our electric customers are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are taking steps to help.”
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can qualify for crisis grants through LIHEAP. More information and application guidelines are available at https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/LIHEAP.aspx