What is considered meter tampering?
Utility meters can be manipulated, thus causing them to stop, under-register or even bypassing the meter. Consumers who tamper with meters effectively use utilities without paying for them. This theft or fraud can be dangerous as well as dishonest and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. To report tampering, please call our 24 Hour Customer Service at 252-939-3282.

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1. How do I apply for utility service and will I need a deposit?
2. Does Kinston Public Services offer "budget pay" for utility bills?
3. Where can I get answers regarding my garbage and recycling service questions?
4. What is the cost to reconnect utility service(s) after being cutout for nonpayment?
5. As a resident, what services do I receive for my monthly $31.08 Environmental Services fee?
6. What should I do if I am medically unable to push my garbage or recycling cart to the curb for collection?
7. Is my electric bill twice as high as Duke Energy Progress?
8. What is considered meter tampering?
9. What is ElectriCities?
10. What is the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA)?
11. What is the Neuse Regional Water and Sewer Authority (NRWASA)?
12. What should I do if my water is discolored?
13. How do I know who maintains specific streets in Kinston?