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Customers ask about spikes in utility bills amid COVID-19

Apr 21, 2020
https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/duval-county/customers-ask-about-spikes-utility-bills-amid-covid-19/HPEYRCYMOFC6DPMUNCBHFK6JLA/

Don’t be alarmed if you see a spike on your utility bills this month.

“We’re seeing spikes that we usually only see once we get deeper into the spring,” said JEA spokeswoman Gina Kyle.

Florida’s stay-at-home order, coupled with the unusual hot days we experienced in late March, is why JEA said your utility bill might be higher this month.

“With warmer weather towards the end of March, everyone started using their sprinkler systems so the irrigation systems are going at full blast,” Kyle said.

Kyle said the best way to supress that spike for next month’s bill is to try only watering your lawn during off-peak hours between midnight and 4 a.m.

 
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