On April 13, 2020, the City of Washington's Council voted to approve a one-time thirty percent (30%) reduction in the electric utility rate for all customers in the current (April) billing cycle. The City of Washington's administration understands that the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting all residential and business utility customers, thus this reduction is a step towards relieving the burden encountered as a result of the pandemic. Considering the possible financial hardships and financial insecurity this crisis brings, the City of Washington has also indefinitely suspended all disconnections of utilities due to nonpayment. Additionally, pursuant to Governor Cooper's Executive Order No. 124, all utility shut-offs, late fees, and reconnection fees have been suspended for sixty (60) days as of March 31st, 2020.
Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens is our priority; we believe the measures taken are economically viable and will contribute to the continued health and safety of all utility customers. In an abundance of caution and with the health of our citizens and employees in mind, the City of Washington is still accepting utility and other city payments online, by phone or in person. In-person payments are to be made in the drop boxes provided outside of City Hall. The City of Washington encourages all citizens to continue monitoring local news outlets and the city of Washington's website, www.washingtonnc.gov
, for further updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Jonathan Russell
- City Manager
- City of Washington
- 102 East 2nd Street
- Washington, North Carolina 27889
- Ph: (252) 975-9319
- Cell: (252) 402-4984