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Posted on: May 18, 2021

CARES Utility Relief Funds for Water and Wastewater Service

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CARES Utility Relief Funds for Water and Wastewater Service Billed by the City of Fredericksburg

City water and sewer customers may have an opportunity for funding from the CARES Act.  Customers must be affected by the global pandemic and have accounts in arrears greater than 30 days to be eligible for this opportunity.  To be considered, please submit a brief application for CARES Utility Relief Funds. 

Applications may be submitted via our website.  For assistance or questions, or to submit the application by telephone, please call us at (540) 372-1017 ext. 235.

Applications must be submitted by close of business October 1st, 2021 

Residential refuse collection fees are not eligible for relief under program guidelines.

The amended budget for the Commonwealth of Virginia, recently signed by Governor Northam, will allow those customers who are still impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic to receive assistance with their water and wastewater bills. If you are still affected by the pandemic and have already received aid in the first round of relief, you are eligible to apply againPreviously receiving aid WILL NOT affect your eligibility for relief. This is a continuation of the program enacted in late December aimed towards relief for utility customers whose accounts are in arrears. 

Submission of an application does not guarantee any or all of a customer’s account arrearages will be offset by CARES Utility Relief Funds. After the application period, the City Finance Department will complete an analysis of each account to determine eligibility. Due to program guidelines, customers that are 60 days or greater in arrears will be given priority for forgiveness. 

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