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No penalties and interest on water and wastewater bills extended until February 28, 2021  

November 9, 2020

The County of Prince Edward has extended the suspension of penalties and interest on water and wastewater bills through to February 28, 2021.

The municipality has not charged penalties and interest on water and wastewater bills since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The municipality has not disconnected water and wastewater users for non-payment during that time as well.

The County is not deferring water and wastewater bills in order to ensure the municipality has the financial means to operate the systems. However, if you cannot pay your utilities bills in full, contact the County to make a payment arrangement. Call 613.476.2148 extension 1523 from 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

Earlier this year, the County deferred the property tax due dates to help ease the impact of COVID-19. The tax instalment due dates of June 15 and September 15 were deferred to September 15 and November 16, respectively. Tax bill notices were mailed out in July.

“We introduced these temporary measures to help residents and businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19,” Mayor Steve Ferguson says. “With some in our community still experiencing financial hardship, Council will discuss during 2021 budget deliberations in December what measures the municipality should take to best support the community.”

The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are also helping individuals, families, and businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more on the Government of Canada website and the Government of Ontario website.

Up to date information on the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is posted on the County website.

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