LP Prices Put Low-Income Residents, Community Action in Bind
Propane prices have dropped a little, but Iowans continue dealing with costs that have more than doubled, as the temperatures stay low and the furnace keeps burning through what’s in the tank.
Dennis Ostrander of Community Action of Southeast Iowa says there are several problems with the higher LP prices if money is tight…but a critical factor for those with low incomes…who heat with propane and seek help…is the minimum amount that most LP companies will deliver.
IF YOU LIVE IN DES MOINES COUNTY…OR LEE, HENRY OR LOUISA COUNTY…YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE — NATURAL GAS, ELECTRIC OR LP. FOR MORE INFORMATION, YOU CAN CALL OR GO TO THE COMMUNITY ACTION NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS IN BURLINGTON…FORT MADISON…KEOKUK…MT. PLEASANT…OR COLUMBUS JUNCTION.
BURLINGTON CENTER: 700 JEFFERSON STREET, 319-753-2893
FT. MADISON CENTER: 3433 AVENUE O, 319-372-4471
KEOKUK CENTER: 220 SOUTH 22ND STREET, 319-524-6383
MT. PLEASANT CENTER: 1303 WEST WASHINGTON STREET, 319-385-2310
COLUMBUS JUNCTION CENTER: 205 EAST ACCESS ROAD, 319-728-2314