Why are you asking for another sales tax increase after voters said NO to a proposed sales tax increase in November 2022?
We listened to voter feedback who said they wanted an opportunity to vote for either funding for police or parks, but not another issue which would fund solutions for the problems both departments are facing. The Police Department’s needs are the most urgent, so we have brought that to voters again for consideration as the city’s top priority.
What are Demand Charges?
Demand charges are charges during peak usage.
Demand charges are based on the highest 15-minute average usage recorded on the demand meter within a given month. If your facility tends to use a lot of power over short periods, your demand charges will comprise a larger part of your bill. If you use power at a more consistent rate throughout the month, your demand charges will generally be a smaller part of your bill.
What does a scam look like?
In August of 2019, Nixa Utilities began using an automated notification system which generates phone calls and/or text messages to alert customers when their account is past due.
We know that occasionally scammers may call Nixa residents pretending to be government agencies or utility companies, so here are some tips on how to know the difference between our authentic calls and any scammers who may pretend to be us.
- Scammers are humans who pressure you to make payment before the end of the call. Nixa Utilities calls are made by an automated system which cannot take payment over the phone, and these calls are only meant to remind customers that their account is past due.
- Scammers ask for payment in the form of gift cards. Nixa Utilities will never ask for payment in the form of gift cards.
- Scammers will tell you there is no other way to make payment other than on the phone “right now”. Nixa Utilities reminds you of other ways you can pay, such as at our office, online at Nixa.com, or by hanging up and calling 725-3229.
How can I pay my bill?
The City of Nixa accepts cash, check, money orders, debit/credit cards and phone payments. There is a drop box located at the drive thru window of the utility office for after hour payments.