Rocky Mount residents struggle with high electric bills
Almost 200 Rocky Mount residents voiced their frustration with high utility bills at a public forum on Thursday night.Posted — Updated
"We manage and find a way to pay this utility bill, but it's breathtaking," Lachunga Wilson said.
Graham Edwards, a spokesman for ElectriCities, said the utility has tried to keep the cost down by not raising rates the past couple years.
“What I would encourage consumers to do is look at their consumption, understand how they can use energy more efficiently and more effectively,” he said.
Residents, including the Wilson family, said they face more tough choices in the future.
“Sometimes you don’t know whether to pay the utility bill or buy groceries to feed your family,” Lachunga Wilson said.
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