With the Moorhead Public Service Equalized Billing, there is no need to worry about what amount you pay every month for utility services. You'll know in advance and can budget for the year because you'll pay the same amount each month. The Equalized Billing Plan levels out your utility bills over a 12-month period.
How does it work?
We average your past utility bills, while taking into account rate changes and higher energy and water use during certain seasons. That gives us your monthly Equalized Billing amount. You'll still receive an MPS bill each month so you can tell how much electricity and water you're using, but you pay only the Equalized Billing amount.
Occasionally, we may adjust your Equalized Billing plan to reflect changes in your electric and water use halfway through your Equalized Billing year. Additionally, we will reconcile your account annually, which will result in either a balance or credit due. Credit amounts are automatically rolled forward into your Equalized Billing plan for the following year.
How long does it last?
When you sign up for Equalized Billing, it continues each year until you tell us that you no longer want to participate. If you sign up and later decide that Equalized Billing is not for you, just call MPS and we'll take you off the program. Keep in mind that if you stop participating in the program, it will be another 12 months until you can reapply for it.