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New Yorkers Who Owe on Utility Bills Skyrocket


New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has released a report that shows one in eight residential customers in New York State face overdue utility bills.

The reasoning behind such a high rate of New Yorker’s owing on their utility bills stem from job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the report over 1.2 million customers owe $1.8 billion dollars to utility companies.

“The pandemic’s effects continue to be felt in multiple aspects of life, including the elevated number of New Yorkers who continue to have trouble paying their utility bills,” DiNapoli said.

DiNapoli’s report, includes:

  • Arrears by state’s largest electric and gas utilities
  • Regional breakdown of residential customers and amount in arrears and Allocation of state funds and authorized cost recovery.

You can find the entire report HERE.

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