The Citizens Utility Board will hold a free clinic to help Granite City-area residents save potentially hundreds of dollars a year on their utility bills.
Consumers should bring their gas, electric and phone bills for a free, one-on-one consultation with a CUB expert, who will search for ways to lower their utility costs. The clinic, supported by state Reps. Monica Bristow, Katie Stuart and Jay Hoffman, is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at Granite City Township, 2060 Delmar Ave.,
CUB will give consumers information on:
*How to spot unnecessary charges on natural gas, electric and phone bills.
*Energy efficiency programs and rebates that can help people cut their utility bills.
* Programs such as Peak Time Rewards and Power Smart Pricing that could save consumers money.
*Utility rates and making the right choices in the electric market.
*CUB services, including its toll-free Consumer Hotline, 1 (800) 669-5556.
Attendees should bring their utility bills so a CUB expert can analyze them.
CUB is a nonprofit utility watchdog created by the Illinois Legislature. CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. Since then, it has saved consumers more than $20 billion by helping to block rate hikes and secure refunds. For more information, call CUB’s Consumer Hotline, 1-800-669-5556, or visit its award-winning website, www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org.