Tornado Recovery: Montgomery County temporarily waives water, sewer fees

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 6:58 PM

Tornado damage in Harrison Twp.
Tornado damage in Harrison Twp.(MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF)

Montgomery County Environmental Services announced it will temporarily waive fees for water and sewer customers whose properties were damaged by the Memorial Day tornadoes.

These fee waivers are for both residential and commercial properties and include emergency shut-off fee, trip charge fees, pull meter service fee, lost meter fees, late fees and abandonment permit fee.

“My fellow commissioners and I have spent a lot of time in the areas devastated by the tornadoes, and the destruction is hard to put into words. We want to do everything we can to remove barriers and ease any burdens people might face in putting their lives back together,” said Montgomery County Commission President Debbie Lieberman in a news release. “We know that it will take months, maybe years, to recover from this disaster. Montgomery County is committed to helping our community for as long as it takes.”

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If your property is inhabitable and you are a Montgomery County customer; you will be billed up to the date prior to the tornado and all consumption and charges from May 27, 2019, forward will NOT be included on that current bill. Normal billing will resume for the next billing cycle. 

If you are a county customer and your property is uninhabitable; you MUST call Montgomery County to obtain an abandonment permit and have services disconnected through the permits department. 

Customers with properties deemed uninhabitable will not be charged a quarterly bill until reconnection is made. If a quarterly bill already has been paid, the account will be credited.

For more information, visit the Montgomery County Environmental Services website.