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If you or someone you know has had trouble paying your water bill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Buffalo has extended a program designed to ease some of the burden. The Water Amnesty Program waives costly late fees and interest for Buffalo residents whose water was turned off due to late or non-payment. The program has now been extended through June 30. According to its website, the program also offers a discount of between $60 and $90 a year off eligible residents' water bills. With so many people still feeling the financial fallout of the pandemic, every little bit helps.

The Buffalo Water Authority also offers other assistance for residents, including,

-Low Income Senior Citizen Discount (must be 65 years of age)
-Monthly Payment Plans
-Extended Repayment Periods
-Interest Charge Suspension
-Monthly Billing Option
-Leak Abatement Program

Its website says you can complete the application for the program in about 10 minutes. The Water Amnesty Program offers the following help,

-Waives interest and penalties associated with Buffalo Water account balance
-Waives the meter fee
-Forgives any charge related to a burst meter if applicable

The Buffalo Water Authority is restoring water services for any residents that have had their water turned off during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can call 716-847-1065 to speak with a representative. You can visit the Buffalo Water Authority's website for more details and to complete the application for the Water Amnesty Program. If you have other questions regarding Buffalo Water, you can visit the Authority's website here.

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