Salisbury deferring water and sewer bills for federal employees, until gov. shutdown ends

SALISBURY, Md. – Officials say 296 families in Wicomico County have been directly impacted by the government shutdown, so the City of Salisbury is trying to help ease the financial burden they might be experiencing.

The city will defer water and sewer bill payments for federal employees, living in the City of Salisbury or in the urban services district. Mayor Jake Day says he wants to reassure Salisbury residents who work in agriculture, the Coast Guard, Homeland Security, ICE, NASA and more.

“Water and sewer bills represent a significant bill out of someone’s pocket. We want to recognize that this is nobody’s fault, locally. This is nobody’s fault who lives in Salisbury’s fault,” says Day.

More information will be available on Salisbury’s website on Thursday and residents can also call 410-548-3115.

Chesapeake Utilities, based in Dover, is also trying to help federal employees during the shutdown. The company announced grants as much as $1,000 to families who meet certain requirements.  To find that information, click here.

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