Nearly $16 million of help is on the way for water bill assistance in Baltimore City
Help is on the way for Baltimoreans who fell behind on water bills during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Baltimore City was selected to receive $15.87 million from the Maryland Water Assistance Program, which uses American Rescue Plan Act funds to support residents who acquired debt on their water bills during the pandemic.
Under the state program requirements, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works is required to allocate payments as bill credits to customer accounts while also waiving late fees and interest penalties. Those credits are applicable to people who fell behind on payments from the time between January 27, 2020 - September 30, 2022.