City of Berkley Will Not Be Charging Late Fees for Water Bill During COVID-19 Pandemic
Media contact: Torri Mathes, City of Berkley; 248-658-3333; firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkley, MI – April 22, 2020 –The City of Berkley would like to inform residents, businesses, and commercial business owners that we will not be charging late fees or penalties on water bills for the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, the City placed a hold on late charges during the initial disruption to help residents who may have recently lost their jobs due to the virus.
“This is part of a set of measures the City is undertaking to try to ease the strain on our residents and businesses brought on by this pandemic,” said Matthew Baumgarten, Berkley City Manager. “Given the number of residents who have had their livelihoods disrupted, suspending late fees is a good temporary measure. People will still have access to water and can just pay their bill when they can over the course of months instead of weeks.”
Beginning October 2020, the City of Berkley will review outstanding balances and will roll certain past due amounts to the winter tax bill.
Wondering How to Pay Your Water Bill?
Residents and community members can pay their water bill and other utilities online or mail their payments to City or place it within our secure dropbox located at City Hall (3338 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, MI 48072).
To learn more about how to pay online, head to our Treasury webpage www.berkleymich.org/paymybill.
For additional questions, residents can contact our Public Works department at 248-658-3490.
More information about what the City is doing during COVID-19 can be found on the City’s website at www.berkleymich.org/coronavirus.