During the pandemic, a moratorium was placed on utility shut-offs meaning that those who were behind on their bills because of the pandemic could keep their utility services turned on. That moratorium, however, is coming to an end this month. Starting in September, the Public Utilities Department must resume its normal water shut-off procedure.
If you are behind on your water/sewer bill, there is still help available for you through the COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program. To date, over 3,395 households in Chesapeake have been helped by this funding, to the tune of over $1.5 million dollars in state and federal funding. And there is still money left that must be spent by November.
Please don’t let your water service get shut-off. There are funds available to help. To see if you qualify and to apply, visit CityofChesapeake.net/COVID19 where you’ll find a link to the online application. If you don’t computer access, please call the Public Utilities Department at 757-382-6352.