The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) voted to extend suspension of service disconnection and late fees.
BPUB board members voted on Monday to expand and set aside $2 million to fund Project Share. Project share will allow BPUB to assist customers that were impacted the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
BPUB officials says they are coordinating with local agencies to establish clear guidelines for the expanded program.
The program is intended to help residential customers who qualify; customers that cannot pay their utility bills due to unemployment or low income from the effect of the pandemic.
“It’s important for our citizens to know that we understand their struggles, and that we will help them any way that we can. I appreciate the commitment of the BPUB board and administration in dedicating these funds to assist the individuals most affected by this pandemic. It shows once again that Brownsville is a community, and that in times of crisis, we can depend on each other. I would certainly hope that other communities follow our lead,” said Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez in the release.
BPUB officials also say they are suspending disconnections until June 30.
BPUB encourages customers to make account inquiries and payments online or on the phone.
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