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Several Decatur organizations offer water bill assistance


DECATUR -- Since the Decatur City Council passed the 35 percent water rate hike, many folks are wondering how to make ends meet.  But there is some help available.

The MAX program at First United Methodist Church helped pay over 400 water bills last year.  The Northeast Community Fund also receives donations for water bill assistance.

NECF Director Jerry Pelz said city water rates were already low, but the hike can hurt those stretching every dollar.

"With any people who are below the poverty line, any increase is obviously going to affect their ability to pay," said Pelz.
The city also offers extensions for folks who need help paying their water bill.

To learn more call Water Customer Service at 424-2841.


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