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Oct. 26, 2001 – If you pay your electric and water bills by mail, it will be in your own best interest to use the payment envelope sent out with billings and to provide your name and address legibly in the "return address" area before posting your payment.
If you don't, according to a release from the Water and Power Authority, your envelope will require special scrutiny, and credit for your payment could be delayed.
"To ensure that each payment envelope or other correspondence is opened and processed promptly, our customers are asked to clearly label mail addressed to WAPA with a complete return name and address," the release, distributed to news media Friday evening, states.
WAPA has been in a "heightened state of security in order to secure the safety of its employees, customers and property" since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the mainland.
Now, because of the continuing threats nationwide of anthrax exposure through items sent by mail, WAPA personnel are "closely scrutinizing all incoming correspondence and packages," the release says. "Mail that appears suspicious understandably causes a great deal of concern to our employees. Regrettably, such mail may not be opened," and customers run the risk of their payments "not being promptly credited to their account."

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