City of Kent offers utility bill assistance to federal employees during government shutdown

Late fees to be waived on water, sewer and drainage bills

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:10pm
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The city of Kent is offering utility bill assistance to federal employees during the government shutdown.

The city will waive any late fees on water, sewer and drainage utility bills for Kent residents affected by the closure, according to a city news release on Tuesday. The city also will suspend service interruptions for non-payment during the shutdown.

To seek assistance, eligible Kent residents should contact Customer Service at the city of Kent at 253-856-5201 or CustomerService@KentWA.gov. They can also request assistance at the Customer Service counter in the Centennial Building (400 W. Gowe St.) during normal business hours.

The shutdown has impacted nearly 800,000 federal workers across the nation who are not being paid, according to news reports. The shutdown began a month ago in a dispute between Congress and President Donald Trump about spending $5.7 billion on new walls along the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats oppose Trump’s border-wall plan.

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