1. Except as
otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, a deposit for each service provided
by a utility must not exceed an amount equal to 150 percent of the estimated
average monthly bill of the customer for each such service. Deposits for
multiple types of utility service from the same utility must be calculated
2. If an elderly
customer establishes credit by making a deposit, the deposit must not exceed 50
percent of the deposit established pursuant to subsection 1.
3. If service to a customer has been
terminated, the deposit required by the utility for resumption of service must
not exceed an amount equal to 150 percent of the estimated average monthly bill
of the customer for service to be resumed.
A utility may require:
(a) An elderly customer who has had a
termination of service or made four or more payments after the issuance of the
next monthly bill within a 12-month period to provide the remaining 50 percent
of the deposit.
(b) A customer, who
has not been required to provide a deposit, to provide a deposit once the
customer's credit has become unsatisfactory.
5. By posting a deposit, the customer agrees
that the deposit is a pledge to make future payments to the utility and not
payment for future services that are furnished by the utility.
6. A utility may apply a deposit to any
amounts outstanding at the time service is terminated or discontinued at the
request of the customer.
Nev. Admin. Code § 704.328
Added to NAC by Pub.
Service Comm'n, eff. 1-5-89; A by Pub. Utilities Comm'n by R198-01,