North Carolina Governor's Executive Orders 124 and 142 are expiring on July 29, 2020. Along with its expiration are the moratorium on late fees/penaltires and disconnections for non-payments of utility bills. The School of Government, the NC Department of State Treasurer and the Environmental Finance Center hosted this Zoom call to discuss the implications and next steps forward for local government water and wastewater utilities going forward, focusing on late fees, collections on delinquencies, disconnections, payment plans, and customer assistance programs.
Important note: after this Zoom Call, new guidance was issued by the State. The information presented in the following two documents are more up-to-date than the recording and slides.
- Updated guidance on July 30 from the North Carolina Attorney General's Office on repayment plans for local governments (these were posted after the Zoom call)
- North Carolina Utilities Commission Order to Commission-regulated utilities on continuation of moratoriums and repayment plans issued July 29
View the recording of the Zoom call (without the info in the guidance above).
Download the slides (revised to include some of the guidance above).