Groveport approves temporary measures to ease water payments

Groveport City Council approved temporary measures to ease water bill payments for residents suffering economic pressures due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Council approved suspending the following rules for the duration of the current State of Emergency declared by Governor Mike DeWine or by Dec. 2, whichever comes first:

•Suspending the rule that only one hardship arrangement application may be made once every four billing cycles. This allows hardship applications for residents who have already submitted a hardship application within the past four billing cycles.

•Suspending late fees for late payments.

•Suspending the shut off charges of $50 for non-payment and $25 for notification of non-payment.

During the ongoing crisis, city officials indicated there are no plans to shut off water to any residents due to non-payment.

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