Financial Relief Offered to Champaign Residents with Past Due Sewer Bills Due to COVID-19
Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-28 which authorizes the City of Champaign to participate in a COVID Assistance Plan being coordinated by the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District (UCSD). The City’s participation in the Plan would offer financial assistance to Champaign residents unable to pay their sanitary and stormwater utility bills due to hardships caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents who qualify for assistance under the income standards applicable to the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission’s (RPC) Low-Income Heating Electricity Assistance Plan (LIHEAP) and have a past due amount on their UCSD bill relating to Champaign’s Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Utility Fee, may be eligible for having some of the past due amount written off their UCSD bill. The maximum amount of Champaign charges which could be written off of a customer’s UCSD bill is $50 or the amount past due, whichever is less. This is a COVID-related program and will end when the COVID emergency ceases in Illinois.
A full copy of Emergency Order 20-28 can be reviewed on the City’s website.