EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) Executive Director Allen Mounts and EWSU Director of Administration Daniel Claspell discussed the utility shut off moratorium Wednesday morning.
They talked about what will happen if the moratorium is not extended beyond August 14, and shared information about financial assistance.
They say there are $1.6 million in water payments that are overdue among about 2,700 customers.
They normally have about 800.
Customers with delinquent accounts have been notified.
Customers will be given up to six months to pay the delinquent amount instead of the regular three month repayment period.
Customers who set-up payment arrangements will avoid service disruptions, late fees, convenience fees, deposits and a $45 reconnection charge.
Officials say customers who need to get caught up should go online or call now to set up a payment plan.
Officials say you’ll have trouble getting through if you wait too late, because there are so many more customers who are overdue than usual.