24 November New York State Low Income Water Assistance Program November 24, 2021 By Town Clerk . Community News 0 Please click here for information regarding New York State Low Income Water Assistance Program. Related Articles Update: Boil Water Advisory, Water District 8 January 23, 2022 UPDATE: While crews continue to work onsite, please be advised that repairs will most likely not be completed this evening. Thank you for your continued patience. Please be informed of a Boil Water Advisory for Water District 8. Please visit the Water District Property Listing page of our website for more information regarding which street addresses are affected. It is advised that residents of this area boil all water for cooking and drinking until further notice. Additional information regarding this advisory will be communicated as it becomes available. Should you have any questions or concerns pertaining to this advisory, please contact the Highway Department at 782-8583. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve the issue. ORANGE & ROCKLAND OFFERING ASSISTANCE AS ENERGY MARKET PRICES SURGE 9-9-22 ORANGE & ROCKLAND OFFERING ASSISTANCE AS ENERGY MARKET PRICES SURGE Company Reminds Customers of Payment Options, Budget Billing, Energy Saving Tips, Energy Efficiency Programs PEARL RIVER, NY September 9, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – Orange & Rockland (O&R) is urging customers to take actions now that can help them manage costs this winter as market prices for electricity and natural gas are expected to be substantially higher. Though summer is still winding down, Orange & Rockland, recognizing the hardship high bills can impose, is letting customers know what they can expect for energy costs in the winter of 2022-23 and steps they can take to soften the impact. The company offers Tips for Lowering Your Energy Bill and a number of Payment Plans and Assistance, including Budget Billing, which smooths customers’ costs out throughout the year. The company encourages customers to check out its energy efficiency incentives for upgrades customers make to their homes. Rebates, Incentives, and Tax Credits Utility companies and customers across the Northeast are facing similar circumstances. The increases in customers’ bills are mainly due to increases in the market cost of natural gas, which is volatile and influences electric market costs. The company currently projects that its average residential natural gas heating customer using an average of 158 ccfs per month will pay $337 a month from November 2022 to March 2023, 44 percent more than the average bill of $234 a year earlier. Orange & Rockland buys natural gas and electricity on the wholesale markets and uses a variety of strategies to stabilize pricing for customers. The company does not set supply costs and does not make a profit on the supply. Higher natural gas prices also affect the cost of electricity since power generation plants in the region run mainly on natural gas. A typical O&R residential customer using 600 kWh a month this winter will pay about $174, a 28.8 percent increase over last winter’s $135 based on current projections. The best strategy for Orange & Rockland’s approximately 358,00 NY energy customers is to carefully manage their usage. Customers can save money on energy by using these tips: Set your thermostat at the lowest temperature at which you are comfortable and safe. Whether you are using a gas furnace or an electric heat pump, each degree lower decreases heating costs. Make sure heating vents are not blocked by furniture, carpeting or anything else that could obstruct the flow of heat. Have a qualified contractor clean and inspect your heating system. Insulate hot-water pipes and warm-air ducts that pass through unheated areas. Clean or replace filters for your hot-air furnace and heat-pump. Swap out window shades seasonally. Light-colored window coverings reflect the sun's energy, while darker ones absorb it and release heat. Replace conventional light bulbs with LED bulbs, which are up to 10 times more efficient and are widely available and affordable. The company offers help for customers who are struggling with their bills. Orange & Rockland can put customers on Payment Plans and Assistance, so that they can pay off balances over time, rather than all at once. Orange & Rockland also is implementing the New York State Electric and Gas Bill Relief Program, which the company helped design and propose. Under that program, residential customers who receive qualifying government assistance will receive a bill credit on their past-due balance for service through May 1, 2022. If you are enrolled in Orange & Rockland’s Energy Affordability Program or received Emergency Rental Assistance Program or Home Energy Assistance Program-Regular Arrears Supplement benefits, your bill credit will be processed automatically, and you do not need to take any action. In addition, your service will not be suspended for non-payment while your bill credit is being processed. Customers who receive benefits from certain government programs may qualify for discounts on their monthly energy bills. Orange & Rockland offers information on these and other Payment Plans and Assistance it has available for customers. The company’s information campaign to keep customers informed about winter bills will include press outreach, e-mails, bill inserts, social media postings, conversations with elected officials and other communications. Orange & Rockland also notes that energy costs are changing quickly with significant shifts daily. The company will continue to refine its winter pricing forecast. Natural gas supplies are expected to remain tight this winter, and any disruptions from interstate gas transmission providers could further constrain supplies. O&R remains vigilant in its monitoring of operational conditions. About Orange & Rockland Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), also a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York. Boil Water Advisory: Water District 8 Boil Water Advisory: Water District 8 (please click here for Water Districts) NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING: To Consider the Adoption of Bond Resolutions Concerning the Financing of Water Infrastructure Work in Water Districts 8 and 14 TOWN OF MONROE NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Meeting will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Monroe, Orange County, New York, on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. or soon thereafter as can be heard to consider the adoption of Bond Resolutions concerning the financing of water infrastructure work in Water Districts 8 and 14. Pursuant to Chapter 471 of the Laws of 2021, the special meeting will be conducted via videoconferencing only at the following link. There will be no physical meeting location. ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86175947297?pwd=S2FRTWpQempTTW10Y0hqSEwrM00wUT09 Meeting ID: 861 7594 7297 Passcode: 10950 OR BY PHONE: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 861 7594 7297 Passcode: 10950 By Order of the Town Board dated November 17, 2021 Valerie Bitzer - Town Clerk Boil Water Advisory: Town of Monroe Water District #12 Sept 28, 2021 Boil Water Advisory: Town of Monroe Water District #12 Moratorium on Water Service Termination, Water Relevy, and Opportunity for Deferred Payment Agreements Please click here for information regarding Moratorium on Water Service Termination, Water Relevy, and Opportunity for Deferred Payment Agreements. Comments are closed.