CSAC Bulletin Article

$600 Million Available for Unpaid Wastewater Bills

The State Water Resources Control Board has funding available to provide relief to wastewater agencies and wastewater billing entities for unpaid customer debt accrued during the Pandemic. The California Water and Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program covers residential and commercial customer debt accrued March 4, 2020 through June 15, 2021. Cities, counties, and special districts that bill for wastewater are encouraged to apply. Wastewater treatment providers that bill customers directly can also apply.

Applications open February 1, 2022 and should be submitted by April 1, 2022.  Technical assistance is available for agencies who need support to complete the application.

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