Public Service Commission prohibits all utility shutoffs for 60 days in response to COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Mississippi Public Service Commission informed the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency on Sunday that an emergency order has been issued prohibiting all water, electric, sewer and natural gas shutoffs for sixty days in response to COVID-19.

“This doesn’t alleviate any customer’s responsibility to pay their bills, but prevents service
shutoffs during this period,” says Commissioner Brandon Presley.

According to the PSC, municipalities who serve customers within their city limits or within one mile are not subject to the PSC’s jurisdiction.

“We urge municipalities to follow the guidance from the Public Service Commission to ensure that all Mississippians have access to their utilities during this state of emergency,” says MEMA Director Greg Michel.

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