If a final reading was taken before you purchased the home, your name may already be on the account. You may call us to confirm whether a final reading was taken or not. If a final reading was not taken, you should call us as soon as possible. Depending upon how much time has passed since you took ownership of the home, we would handle this in different ways. Since the current owner is ultimately responsible for all balances due on the utility account whether they are from before you moving in or after, the sooner we are notified of any changes in ownership, the smaller any previous consumption balances may be.