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August 4th, 2011
City council waives utility deposits for veterans


The San Marcos City Council has approved an ordinance waiving utility deposits for active duty military members and U.S. military veterans.

The council gave final approval to the measure at its meeting on Tuesday, August 2.

“This waiver is an opportunity for the city of San Marcos to demonstrate our ongoing support and appreciation for military service members for their significant contributions to our nation,” said city council member Jude Prather.

To be eligible for the utility deposit waiver, customers must be active duty military or a U.S. military veteran who is honorable separated from the military service. Veterans’ status or condition of separation must be supported by an official “Release or Discharge from Active Duty” (DD214).

The account must be established in the name of the veteran in order to qualify for the deposit waiver.

Utility deposits can range from $50 to $400, depending on the services provided and usage history. Waived utility deposits for veterans will be voided and due in full if the utility account becomes delinquent twice within a 12-month period or if the customer has any outstanding utility accounts with the city.

For information on the veterans’ utility deposit waiver, call the San Marcos Utility Office at 512-393-8383.

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3 thoughts on “City council waives utility deposits for veterans

  1. What is the total value of utility deposits held by SMU? What SMU has a very aggressive deposit policy as it is.

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