The temporary suspension of customer disconnects has been extended to July 15 as a means of relief for customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PUD suspended water shut-offs for non-payment for 60 days, effective 13 March 2020. Residents who had been disconnected for non-payment had services restored.
The Public Utilities Department extended the grace period for disconnects, but this ends Monday, 31 August 2020, when disconnects will resume.
The Housing Justice League is helping the city of Athens to organize and negotiate rent for folks not able to afford rent due to unemployment caused by COVID-19.