Citizens could face disconnection
by Jack Criss
The Bolivar Bullet
The City of Cleveland is resuming water service disconnections this month after several months of non-collection due to the COVID pandemic and residents have until Sept. 20 to pay their bills. Based on current policy, which will now resume, water bills are due the 10th of every month. If not paid by that date a $25 late charge is tacked on the bill and service will be disconnected if the total amount is not paid in full by the 20th.
“If people need to, they can give us a call at City Hall and we’d be happy to discuss and set up a payment plan. However, in order to qualify for such a plan, the September bill amount due would have to be paid in full. Right now we have a list of just under 300 customers out of approximately 6,000 who are scheduled for disconnection but, at this point, that number will probably be cut in half by the 20th, the day before any cut-offs would take place,” said Cleveland City Clerk, Dominique Green.
“The moratorium on service disconnections issued by the Public Service Commission ended in May. We don’t want to see bills become totally unmanageable for citizens which is why the City is prepared to work with those who need assistance by allowing for a payment arrangement. We strongly encourage those who need assistance to reach out to us as soon as possible to discuss their options,” said Green
The City’s Water Department phone number is 662-846-1471.