What you’re missing if you don’t read the newsletter with your Seattle City Light bill

May 22, 2014 at 9:26 am | In Utilities, West Seattle news | 11 Comments

We usually take it directly to recycling (and really should sign up for e-billing, since we always e-pay) but for some reason, when ours arrived this week, we looked at the newsletter – and discovered something we hadn’t heard. It’s small, but if you have routines around bill payment, you might want to know: Seattle City Light is changing meter-reading routes, mostly south of downtown, and that’s changing the billing dates. Go here to read about it and see how/whether yours is changing, either by clicking on a map or entering part of your account number.

11 Comments

  1. that is a crappy map

    Comment by JoB — 9:42 am May 22, 2014 #

  2. Not sure if SCL could have made that map any less useful had they tried. The blobs of color are so opaque that there’s no way to tell what’s where and which streets are where. Good grief. I certainly don’t have my account # memorized.

    Comment by AG — 9:53 am May 22, 2014 #

  3. I have no control over the map, sorry. But with the suspicion that I’m not the only person who doesn’t take everything out of the billing envelope and read it painstakingly page by page, I at least thought it worth a mention – hadn’t seen a news release about it or other general announcement. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:09 am May 22, 2014 #

  4. Thanks TR. Good to know. I guess I need to go dig that out if the recycle to get a clear picture !!

    Comment by WSince86 — 10:56 am May 22, 2014 #

  5. Peter Max map!

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 10:57 am May 22, 2014 #

  6. I appreciate the heads up. I never read that stuff either

    Comment by Rebecca — 10:59 am May 22, 2014 #

  7. Fun the colors cut right down the middle of High Point with no really discernible line. Also if it’s to change meter routes, seems like it would make more sense to have High Point it’s own zone. The Post Office already has multiple mail carriers that are getting super confused and the Recycle Truck can’t even make it through in a day anymore either, they’re always picking my stuff up after 5pm or the next day lately.

    Comment by trickycoolj — 12:08 pm May 22, 2014 #

  8. when I saw the comments about the bad map, i thought “how bad could it be?” then clicked over to actually check. LOL!!!!!!!!!

    you can get flashes or blinks of the streets when you zoom in and out. anyhow it looks like i may be getting a bill about a month earlier than usual. hope the price reflects that

    Comment by sam-c — 12:55 pm May 22, 2014 #

  9. I would describe the map as looking like something of a mosaic.

    Comment by WSB — 12:56 pm May 22, 2014 #

  10. And how much money was wasted on this piece of useless crap? Thanks for the heads up, Tracy. Guess I will have to call Customer “service” to find out what is going on.

    Comment by MikeK — 3:05 pm May 22, 2014 #

  11. Just for “giggles” I entered my account number, and up popped the message:

    “The number you entered is not affected by the Meter Route Improvement Program.

    At this time, the project only encompasses the area south of Yesler Way to the southern edge of the City Light service territory.”

    I guess gatewood just moved north of Yesler Way!!

    Comment by flynlo — 7:30 pm May 22, 2014 #

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