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Amid Coronavirus Concerns, Phoenix Will Stop Shutting Off Water For Nonpayment

Published: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 5:33pm

Phoenix residents who are behind on their utility bill will still be assured access to water amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced the city will stop shutting off water for nonpayment. 

And if your water was already shut off, the city will now turn it back on.

Gallego said the policy will impact about 800 residents who have not been paying their water bill.

"We believe that one of the best ways that residents can protect themselves is to regularly wash their hands. For that reason, we want to make sure that all of our residents have access to tap water in their home," Gallego said. 

City officials are also considering alternative options for future public meetings.