Disconnection and Termination of Service

Disconnection and Termination of Service

A. Termination Initiated by Company
The disconnection of a Customer and provisions for restoration of service shall be governed by MPUC Rules and Regulations, Chapters 810 and 860. The Company will charge a reconnection fee of $25.00 during normal business hours. For reconnection after normal business hours, the Company will charge a reconnection fee of $80.00. For purposes of this section, normal Company business hours shall be from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding Holidays and the charge shall be determined as of the time the Company receives the request from the customer.

B. Termination Initiated by Customer
If the Customer wishes the gas service to be terminated he shall give notice at the office of the Company at least five (5) days prior to the time that such termination shall become effective, subject to any existing agreement between Customer and Company. The Customer will be held liable both for any gas that may pass through the meter and safe custody of the Company’s property until five (5) days after such notice shall have been given, provided that the meter and/or other movable equipment shall not have been removed within that time by the Company.

Notice to discontinue service prior to the expiration of a contract term will not relieve a Customer from any minimum, or guarantee payment under any contract or rate.

If, by reason of any act, neglect, or default of a Customer, the Company’s service is suspended, or the Company is prevented from supplying service in accordance with the terms of any special contract it may have entered into with the Customer, the monthly minimum charge for the unexpired portion of the contract term shall become due and payable immediately as liquidated damages in lieu of the anticipated returns from said contract.