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Withlacoochee River Electric Bill

What to Do When You Can’t Pay Your Withlacoochee River Electric Bill

Withlacoochee River Electric is an electric company with offices in Dade City, San Antonio, Shady Hill, Weeki Watchee and Lecanto, Florida. The cooperative is a non-profit organization. As is the case with all cooperative electric companies, consumers must apply for a spot in the coop. Coop members are part owners in the company. Withlacoochee River Electric offers information on:

  • Solar Energy
  • Hurricane Updates
  • Education Support

How to Pay the Bill

Pay by mail: Customers should address payments to the main office and include the stub portion of the electric bill with payment for proper credit.

Withlacoochee River Electric
PO Box 100
Dade City, FL 33526-0100

Payment locations: Payment locations accept check, cash, money orders and credit/debit cards. Credit cards must be Visa or Mastercard. In-person payments can be made at the following locations:

  • Corporate Office – 14651 21st St in Dade City
  • One Pasco Center District – 30461 Commerce Dr in San Antonio
  • Bayonet Point District – 12013 Hays Rd in Shady Hill
  • West Hernando District – 10005 Cortez Blvd in Weeki Watchee
  • Crystal River District – 5330 W Gulf-To-Lake Hwy in Lecanto

Electronic funds transfer: Customers must fill out an Electronic Funds Transfer authorization form and mail the form to the main office in Dade City. Bills will be deducted from your bank account each month until you request cancellation in writing.

Pay by credit or debit card: Customers can make a payment by phone through Withlacoochee River electric customer service. There is a $3.95 fee for making credit or debit card payments by phone.

Pay through your online bank: You can set up payment through your personal bank if the bank offers bill pay.

Pay online: You can pay your Withlacoochee River Electric bill online by visiting https://www.privatelabelcard.com/wrec/. There is a $3.95 service fee for making payment online. Only credit cards are accepted online.

Questions About Your Billing Statement or Account?

The Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative clearly lists fees associated with membership and service on the Billing Information and Fees page. Customer service centers are located throughout the service district.

  • One Pasco Center District: 1-352-588-5115
  • Bayonet Point District: 1-727-868-9465
  • West Hernando District: 1-352-596-4000
  • Crystal River District: 1-352-795-4382

How the Penalty Fees Work

  • Reconnection fee: $40 at time of reconnection after disconnection for non-payment.
  • Reconnection fee after-hours: $75
  • Security deposit: Two times the highest bill or $300 (higher amount of the two.) May be charged before reconnection.
  • Additional deposit: May be required if service is discontinued for non-payment or payments are returned for insufficient funds.
  • Returned check fee: Maximum allowed by Florida law.
  • Late payment fee: 1.5% of the past due amount or $5.
  • Collection fee: $25 per trip to collect payment and at time of disconnection.

I Can’t Make a Payment

If a coop member is unable to make the required payment on-time, they must call customer service. The agent we talked to told us there was a payment arrangement option to prevent disconnection, but information on the plan was only available to coop members. The phone number for the corporate office is 1-352-567-5133. Another payment assistance program available is LIHEAP. How to qualify for energy assistance with LIHEAP involves you contacting your local Department of Social Services office or National Energy Assistance Referral Project (NEAR) at 1-866-674-6327.

Will They Work With Me to Pay My Bill?

Withlacoochee River Electric seems to be a tight knit electric provider offering very little information on payment arrangements and energy assistance. If you have experience with this company, feel free to leave a comment or contact us.

11 Comments on “Withlacoochee River Electric Bill
  1. I have recieved a notice from David Callaway from WREC telling me i have to pay a increase of 420.00 per SECTION 106 OF THE sERVICE RULES REGUARDING security deposits we have 350.00 deposit now and we can not do any better. The person has set a presedent befor about not doing this so we are thinking of picting there office as unfaire to seniors. Also preparing a law siute on the company plus one against David Callawy My number is 727-485-6578

  2. I have mailed a money order for 50 dollars to the po box 100 dade city fl 33526 mailing I will pay the remainder of bill fri june 1st 2012 please let me know via email that this is accecpted as I cant call you at this time . thanks keith and nora malone

  3. I did not realize today was the 29th which was my final due date. Please forgive this error and do not disconnect my service. I cannot affort the fees associated with the disconnection. I am willing to put my bill on an automatic payment method from my bank to avoid future lateness. I can be reached at 813-545-9614. I damage to my home due to the storm which caused me to not pay attention to the dates this week.

  4. Are these idiots really this stupid as if the customer service comes here to make arrangements on your lateness,this is prime retardness at its finest. I cannot believe you two people would be that stupid to not only post your number here but actually expect that this is gonna save your ass from late payments DUHHH HOW FREAKING STUPID. I might call you and tell you how dumb you are. Gosh,is this the friggin human race. God help Us!!!

  5. I also received a letter from Gary Steele, Customer Service for WREC stating that persuiant to Section 106 of the Cooperative’s Service Rules and Regulations I would need to pay an additinal $385.00 deposit or my electric service will be terminated Nov. 13th. I have alrady paid a $350.00 deposit and think this is just ridiculous. If you don’t pay your bill, they will come and shut it off anyways. So why would they request another $385.00 from us. We have never in the past had our electric turned off, it might of been paid late but never past the late date. People are having a hard enough time just keeping up with things how can WREC take advantage of this with some statue. It just isn’t fair. I also had a business acct. for a short time and always paid on time. I think WREC needs to look at there bylaws and see that they just are unfair. If they had disconnected my service, I could understand a re-connect fee and possible deposit but mine was never disconnected and I just don’t have this amount of money to pay just to have it sit in a bank acct for someone else. I am with your Mary Scott we do need to picket this regulation/rule. My email is lcummings12@tampabay.rr.com if anyone else feels the same way or has gotten a letter like this from WREC.

  6. I just don’t get it…..I am 65 years old and have had some VERY tough times in my life, but as a child, I was taught that the first bills that you pay are your RENT, YOUR ELECTRIC, and YOUR WATER BILL IF YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR WATER!!!!! FOOD comes next and whatever other miscellaneous bills come next. Why do people think that they are the only ones who struggle with bills and feel like they DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE THE REQUIRED DEPOSITS TO KEEP THEIR ELECTRIC ON? The best advice that I can give all of you who are complaining is this……THE ELECTRIC COMPANY HAS THEIR BILLS TO PAY TOO….IF THEY DON’T GET YOUR MONEY TO PAY THEIR BILLS THEN, THEY DON’T HAVE MONEY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH FREE ELECTRICITY!!!!! It just floors me the way people always want something handed down to them….GROW UP AND LEARN HOW TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY, EVEN IF IT IS A LITTLE BIT THAT YOU HAVE!!!!!

  7. I am agreeing with “durr”. Holy cow there is a high level of stupidity in the comment section here. Hopefully all of you had your power cut off and have been unable to distribute this idiocy across the internet since. William Scott: Yeah, I’m sure you prepared some STRONG lawsuits against the company and even the employee who had to attach his name to a standardized letter to you, you complete moron.

  8. Id like to say to Joanna Marie I don’t appreciate that you are SCREAMING with your caps about people and their deposits as I too have gotten a letter stating that I would need to pay an additional Deposit equal to 2 times my highest bill I have never missed a payment or been disconnected but due to my husbands pay cycle have been late. I don’t think its complaining to be able to vent about having to pay and ADDITIONAL deposit when they already have one on file I’ve been in this house for 33 years its not like I’m going skip out on their payment so get a grip.

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