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Covid-19 State of Emergency Moratorium – Residential and Small Businesses

 

Plan for Implementation of

Public Service Law §§ 32, 89-b, 89-1, 91, & 216 and

General Business Law § 399-zzzzz (Chapter 106 of the Laws of 2021)

The Carle Place Water District will NEVER terminate or disconnect any water service whether residential or commercial for non-payment of a water bill.  This policy existed prior to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Plan of Action effective June 14, 2021:

  1. Offer residential consumers and small business with 25 or fewer employees who have experienced, “a change in financial circumstances due to the COVID-19 state of emergency”, the option to enter into a Deferred Payment Agreement (DPA) for water usage from June 14, 2021, through December 31, 2021. Payments will be deferred through June 30, 2022.
  2. No penalties or late fees will be added to bills of consumers who request a DPA due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.
  3. For a period of 180 days after December 31, 2021, the District will not place a lien on the property of those consumers who have a DPA in place for non-payment of a water bill for all water usage from June 14, 2021, through December 31, 2021.
  4. The District will not place a lien on the real property of any residential consumer, non-residential consumer that requested a DPA which serves residential premises, or a small business consumer for non-payment of bill arrears, penalties, or late fees unless, at least thirty (30) days previously, a notice of the District’s intention to do so together with a notice of a consumer’s rights under Public Service Law §89-1 is sent to the consumer.
  5. The District will print on every consumer bill a message notifying the consumer of their right(s), under Public Service Law §§ 32, 89-b, 89-1, 91, & 216, to request a DPA by filling a request with the District; forms can be found on the District’s website at www.carleplacewater.org.

 

Note:  Prior to June 14, 2021, the District offered residential consumers who have experienced, “a change in financial circumstances due to the COVID-19 state of emergency”, the option to enter into a Deferred Payment Agreement (DPA) for water usage from March of 2020, through June 14, 2021.

To apply for deferred payment agreement please click the link below:

Carle Place Water District Payment Deferral Request Form Due to Covid-19 Pandemic