Local Water Bill Assistance Available For Those In Need

Keokuk Water Works has partnered with Community Action of Southeast Iowa and the local Salvation Army

Many families have found themselves in positions of financial strife among the COVID-19 economic impact. Keokuk Municipal Water Works wants to make sure those families in need are supported by working with Community Action of Southeast Iowa, the local chapter of the Salvation Army, and private donors.

KAWW published the following release today:

During this trying time with high unemployment due to the COVID-19 Virus, it may be a challenge to pay monthly bills like rent, water, gas and electric. Keokuk Waterworks anticipates an increase in the number of late water bill payments. On average, 20% of houses miss the due date and 5% become eligible for disconnection, resulting in monthly outstanding balances of more than $15,000. Late fees and shutoffs have been suspended to lessen some financial burden. On-time payments are greatly encouraged and partial payments are welcome if full payment is not available.

“The need is great right now and with people being out of work, the need will only become greater,” said Linda Faye Jones, Salvation Army.

If you are in need of support, contact the Salvation Army at 524-1144 or Community Action 524-6383.

How You Can Help:

Those who wish to donate can send checks to Community Action of Southeast Iowa, 2850 Mount Pleasant Street, Suite 108, Burlington, IA 52601 and in the memo line write Keokuk Water Bills, or visit the website at https://caofseia.org/. Another option is to donate to Salvation Army at 31 S 30th St, Keokuk, IA 52632 or online at www.SAkeokuk.org. Any and all support is appreciated as our community is bonded together through this crisis. Keokuk Waterworks continues to work hard to provide the highest quality water.