Elk River Discontinues Late Notices

Elk River Utilities District has decided to discontinue sending out late notices to those who are late on paying their gas bills. The utility will save approximately $1,000 a month in postage as they currently send out some 1,500 notices a month. This comes as the postal service is combining the mail distribution center in Chattanooga to Nashville, which would mean a longer waiting period for the bills to be paid. The utility will discontinue sending out the notices and waiving late fees effective July 1.