SAGINAW, Mich. (CBS DETROIT/AP) — Water shutoffs for late payments are expected to resume in Saginaw this summer.
Collection efforts and water service disconnections that have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic will restart on July 18, the city said Monday.
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The city suspended water shutoffs in March 2020.
The city said it has worked for the past 18 months to help financially struggling residents and business owners and connect them with available assistance from local agencies.
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“This is a problem where there are no easy answers,” said City Manager Tim Morales. “However, we must begin charging City of Saginaw utility bills to support and maintain our infrastructure.”
Fiscal Services staff will continue to contact delinquent water and sewer customers to make payment arrangements or seek assistance, the city said.
For more information on water and sewer bill payments, call 989-759-1450. When making payments, citizens are encouraged to use the online options, pay by phone, or the payment drop box located at the back of City Hall. Visit www.saginaw-mi.com for information on payment options.
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