CSAC Bulletin Article

State Water Board Arrearage Program Returns

September 7, 2023

The State Water Board will be re-opening their Water and Wastewater Arrearage Program this Fall. This new Extended Water and Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program extends the COVID Relief Period to cover unpaid water and wastewater bills through December 31, 2022.  Community water systems and wastewater treatment billing entities will be eligible to apply for the program, and use funding to clear customer debt from the COVID Relief Period.

The draft program guidelines are posted on their website with a deadline of September 25th at noon for submitting public comments. The Board will consider adoption of the guidelines at the October 3, 2023 Board Meeting.  

An informational webinar on the draft Guidelines will be held on Thursday, September 21 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m on Zoom: https://waterboards.zoom.us/j/93079538103.

Please direct questions on the Extended Arrearage Program to Lisa McCann at (916)323-0844 or Lisa.McCann@waterboards.ca.gov.

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