Effective January 1, 2007, Brownsville Utilities will implement new policies and charges concerning deposit, connections/transfer fees.Deposit Policy:
Brownsville Utilities is partnering with ONLINE Utility Exchange to determine the risk associated with new customers making application for service. ONLINE Utility Exchange will provide the utility with a report of the applicant's credit risk and a deposit will be determined accordingly. This deposit will be applied without regard to race, color, creed. Sex, age, national origin or marital status.
This policy is for Brownsville services and all gas service, the water services for Stanton and Utility Districts will vary by districts. Upon termination of service, any retained deposit will be applied against unpaid bill balance, and any remaining deposit balance will be refunded to the customer.
The credit risk assessment will be obtained at the point of application.
|green||New or additional service applicants who pose no credit risk will be charged as follows: rental deposit will be $50.00. There will be no deposit for home owners.|
|yellow||New or additional service applicants (renting or purchasing) who pose a minimal credit risk will be charged a $150.00 deposit.|
|red||New or additional service applicants (renting or purchasing) who pose substantial credit risk will be charged a $250.00 deposit. Customers making application with BUD who disconected service with a balance due BUD will be subject to the maximum deposit under this policy.|
Deposits will be refunded if the customer has a excelent pay rating after 24 months of service according to the B.U.D. Central Service on-line computer records. Upon termination of service, any retained deposit will be applied against unpaid bills of customer, and if any remaining deposit balance exsist it will be refunded to the customer.Commercial and Industral custome deposits:
Deposits for commercial account will be set in the office based on the past usage of the location and the intended use for that location.Connection/Transfer fee:
Brownsville Utilities connection/transfer fee will remain at $20.00. Application for service must be placed in the name of the person receiving electrical service and that person must have a receipt, lease agreement, or purchase papers in there name along with proper I.D. (Drivers license and S.S. card)
Rate schedules available upon request from our office at
25 N. Lafayette Ave., Brownsville, TN