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Citizens Utility Board to analyze utility, phone bills

The Citizens Utility Board has scheduled a free clinic to analyze utility bills and phones to help Fairview Heights-area residents save potentially hundreds of dollars a year.

Consumers may bring their gas, electric and phone bills for a free, one-on-one consultation with a CUB expert, who will search for ways to lower their utility costs, the non-profit organization said. CUB’s utility-bill clinic is being co-sponsored by State Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea.

CUB plans to give consumers information on:

▪  How to spot unnecessary charges on natural gas, electric and phone bills.

▪  Energy efficiency programs and rebates that can help people cut their utility bills.

▪  Utility rates and making the right choices in the electric market.

▪  CUB services, including its toll-free consumer hotline, 1-800-669-5556.

Attendees should bring their utility bills to allow a CUB expert to analyze them.

To attend

When: 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13

Where: Fairview Heights Senior Center, 10025 Bunkum Road.

To register: Call and leave a message,at 1-877-782-7005, or email using the subject line: Fairview Heights 10/13.