Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect in October
Ada, MN — As fall settles in, temps will soon be cooling down and furnaces and heating devices will be firing up, driving up utility costs once again. To help those struggling to afford costly utility bills, the state of Minnesota enacted the Cold Weather Rule, which protects those who make efforts to pay their utility bills to avoid having their electricity or gas from being shut off between October and April. However, Ada City Administrator Ashley Larson notes that not only do you still have to make efforts to pay off your bill, but your account also needs to be current prior to the Cold Weather Rule taking effect.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many cities and utilities chose not to shut off service to customers, but most of those policies have since expired. The city of Ada continued with their usual shut offs during the pandemic, but Larson notes that their staff at City Hall have always been willing to help out in anyway to customers in need of help paying their bill.
For more information about the Cold Weather Rule, please contact Ada City Hall.