Cal Water Partners with Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation to Provide Hardship Grants for Customers with Past-Due Water Bills
Marysville, Calif.—As part of its commitment to supporting customers through the coronavirus pandemic, California Water Service (Cal Water) has partnered with the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC) to provide one-time grants to offset a portion of customers' past-due water bill balances.
To be eligible, applicants must reside in Yuba County, have a past-due bill, meet maximum income qualifications, and prove an economic hardship due to the pandemic. Applications must be returned to YSEDC by June 30, 3021, with a copy of the applicant's 2020 federal tax return and June water bill. To download a copy of the application and learn more, customers may visit calwater.com/mrl-relief.
"We expect the shutoff moratorium due to nonpayments to end soon, and we are concerned that customers faced with past-due balances may become overwhelmed," said Cal Water District Manager Evan Markey. "We want to support those impacted by the coronavirus as much as possible and encourage all eligible customers to apply."
The grant is also available for sewer bills. Applicants are encouraged to check with their sewer provider for details.
Cal Water's Marysville District serves approximately 12,300 people through 3,800 service connections in Marysville and about 2 million people through 492,600 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1930. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.