When a check is received for payment of an electric bill and is returned by the bank without payment, the cooperative will notify you by mail to replace the check with cash, money order or a debit/credit card within five days from the date of the letter.
If the insufficient check is not made good within five days, your service will be subject to disconnection without further notice. Upon reconnection of your service, you will be charged a $25 'returned check fee'.
If the cooperative receives two or more insufficient checks from a member during a 12-month period, the cooperative may require the member to make all future payments in cash, by cashier check, money order or debit/credit card.
The cooperative will not accept postdated checks. It will return a postdated check to the member and consider the bill unpaid.