Residents used to getting late notices for water, gas, sewage and garbage services from the City of Thomson will no longer be getting them. It's all an attempt to save money, according to Thomson City Clerk Dianne L. Landers.
After the May bills are sent out, such late notices will no longer be mailed out. For years, the city had sent such delinquent notices, she added.
"Due to ever-increasing budgets and the costs associated with postage, paper, etc., eliminating these cut-off notices, as they are known, will save the city's utility department money over time," Ms. Landers said.
City customers have 10 days from the bill date posted to pay their bill in full. If payment is not received within that period, a 10 percent penalty is assessed. If payment is not received 20 days from the bill date, disconnection of services will occur.
Anyone with questions about this matter are asked to contact Thomson City Hall at 706-595-1781.