5.06 CALCULATION OF BILL. If a Customer takes Gas Service under more than one Rate
Schedule at a single Delivery Point, the bill shall be calculated separately for the Gas Service
provided under each such Rate Schedule. If a Customer takes Gas Service under one or more
Rate Schedules at two or more Points of Delivery, a bill shall be calculated separately for Gas
Service provided under each Rate Schedule at each Point of Delivery. If District must, for
reasons of its convenience, establish more than one Point of Delivery at a single premise, the
readings of the Meters for like classes of service will be combined.
5.07 DELINQUENT BILLS. A bill shall be considered delinquent upon the expiration of
fifteen (15) days from the date of mailing or other delivery thereof by District. Charges for
services due and rendered which are unpaid as of the past due date are subject to a Late Payment
Charge of $5.00 or 1.5% of the balance , whichever is greater, except the accounts of federal,
state, and local governmental entities, agencies, and instrumentalities. A Late Payment Charge
shall be applied to the accounts of federal, state, and local governmental entities, agencies, and
instrumentalities at a rate no greater than allowed, and in a manner permitted by applicable law.
5.08 DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE FOR NON-PAYMENT OF BILLS. Gas Service
will be discontinued for non-payment of bills but only after District has made a diligent attempt
to have the Customer make payment, including at least five (5) business days' written notice to
Customer, such notice being separate and apart from any bill for Gas Service, unless the
controversy over the nonpayment has been resolved through mutual agreement, or successfully
disputed by Customer.
5.09 ADJUSTMENT OF BILLS FOR METER ERROR. If a Meter is found to be in error,
bills will be adjusted in the following manner:
(1) Whenever a Meter is found to have an average error of more than two percent (2%)
the period since the last meter test. This one half period will not exceed twelve (12) months
unless it can be shown that the error was due to some cause, the date of which can be fixed, in
which case the overcharge shall be computed back to, but not beyond, such date based on
available records. If the Meter has not been tested, the period for which it has been in service
beyond the regular test period will be added to the twelve (12) months in computing the refund.
The refund will not include any part of any customer charge.
(2) Whenever a Meter tested is found to have an average error of more than two-percent
l Customer an amount equal to the unbilled
error. If District has required a meter test deposit, Customer will be billed only for the portion of
the unbilled error which is in excess of the deposit retained by District.
(3) District will back bill Customer if a Meter is found to be slow, non-registering or
partially registering. District will not back bill for any period greater than twelve (12) months
from the date it removes the meter of a Customer, which Meter is later found by District to be
slow, non-registering or partially registering. If it can be ascertained that the Meter was slow,
nonregistering or partially registering for less than twelve (12) months prior to removal, then
District will back bill only for the lesser period of time. Customer may extend the payments of
the back bill over the same amount of time for which District issued the back bill.
(4) In the event of a non-registering or a partially-registering Meter, Customer will be