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Winter moratorium on utility service disconnections ends April 1
Iowa’s annual winter home heating moratorium ends April 1, 2023. The IUB reminds customers currently protected from service disconnection through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), to contact their local utility company immediately to discuss payment options and avoid disconnection that could begin April 3. Under Iowa’s winter moratorium law, customers who qualify for LIHEAP are protected from natural gas or electric service shutoff from November 1 to April 1. Applications for LIHEAP are accepted through April 30, 2023. Additional information is available on the LIHEAP page.
March 20-26 Fix a Leak Week aims to conserve water and stop waste
The IUB joins the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program partners in supporting Fix a Leak Week, March 20-26, and encourages Iowans to save money by correcting home water leaks. According to the EPA, nearly a trillion gallons of water are wasted each year nationwide through minor residential drips and leaks, and 10 percent of U.S. homes have leaks that waste 90 or more gallons of water a day, most often from dripping faucets, worn toilet flappers, or faulty valves. Get tips on identifying problem areas and learn more about water conservation at www.epa.gov/watersense.
Public hearing dates set for proposed SOO Green underground electric transmission line project
The IUB issued an order on February 24, 2023, setting public hearing dates of July 11 and July 12, 2023, for the proposed 173.76-mile underground electric transmission line by SOO Green HVDC Link ProjectCo, LLC. The hearing will be held at Johnson's Family Restaurant and Reception Hall in Elkader, Iowa. A procedural schedule, included as Attachment A in the order, establishes the two-day hearing for the presentation of evidence and the cross-examination of witnesses. The proposed SOO Green project is pending before the IUB in Docket No. E-22436.