16. Late Payment Charge on Past Due Accounts and Returned Checks

16.1  A late payment charge shall be applied to past due account balances as specified in Rate Schedule 90 – Miscellaneous Charges and Fees.

16.2  If a Customer’s check or payment is returned to the PUD unpaid because of insufficient funds or a closed bank account, the Customer shall be charged a NSF bank charge per returned item to cover the bank fees charged to the PUD and the handling of the returned item pursuant to Rate Schedule 90 – Miscellaneous Charges and Fees. If the PUD has two (2) checks from a Customer returned for any reason in any twelve (12) month period, the PUD may require that all future bills be paid in cash or credit card and a deposit may also be required from the Customer in the PUD’s sole discretion.