Customer Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Juniper Beach Water District is following the guidance of the State of Washington's state recovery plan known as Safe Start Washington. As this plans moves through its phases, many functions and services of local government will begin to return to normal. JBWD as a local utility has continued to provide essential services throughout the coronavirus pandemic. On April 16th, 2020, the JBWD Board of Commissioners passed a resolution that reasonable actions to mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on its customers caused by this crisis would be instituted. Those actions included (1) acting to prevent disconnection of services due to non-payment; (2) waiving late payments and fees; and (3) using payment plans to fulfill customer outstanding balances. These mitigations shall be in place during the term of the statewide emergency declaration. The Washington State Governor's proclamation, Proclamation 20-23.4, released on May 29, has been extended through July 28, 2020. JBWD wants it customers to know that the mitigations in place because of the economic hardship as a result of COVID-19 will continue even after the prohibitions in Proclamation 20-23.4 expire. The Board of Commissioners will determine an expiration date of these mitigations at a later time. If any further assistance is required by BJWD customers, please contact us at 360-474-7171. Below are additional resources for businesses.
Federal and State Small Business Assistance Programs
In addition to local economic assistance programs, local governments can also direct their businesses to the following state and federal resources:
StartUp Washington: Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants – State program providing grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses affected by COVID-19