“The worst economic crisis in more than a generation has thrust potentially millions of Americans across the country into a similar, sudden peril: Cash-strapped, and in some cases still unemployed, they have fallen far behind on their electricity, water and gas bills, staring down the prospect of potential utility shut-offs and fast-growing debts they may never be able to repay.” And the disconnection bans are being lifted. WaPo: Millions of Americans risk losing power and water as massive, unpaid utility bills pile up.