Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai, Soldotna late payers won’t lose water utilities

The decision to suspend utility penalties was made for the “public’s best interest.”

The city of Kenai and city of Soldotna have both announced they will not shut off sewer and water utilities for failing to pay.

In both cities, penalties and interest for not paying for services will not accrue on commercial and residential water and sewer service accounts.

The decision to suspend utility penalties was made in coordination with the two cities for the “public’s best interest.”

“The decision was based on maintaining economic viability for businesses and protecting the health, welfare, and safety of residents,” a Thursday press release from the city of Kenai said. “It is in the best interest of the City to maintain water and sewer services for all users during this disaster emergency.”

“Providing access to clean water for drinking, cooking, and washing hands remains critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19, and is an essential function of the City that will be given high priority,” a Tuesday press release from the city of Soldotna said.

Utility bills for March have been sent out and Kenai city residents who are able to continue paying their utility bills on time are encouraged to do so. Those who can pay, can make payments using personal checks or money orders and put them in the drop box in front of Kenai City Hall or online at xpressbillpay.com and by phone at 1-800-720-6847.

Utility bills in Soldotna can still be made over the phone, online, in the drop box at City Hall, or by mail. Call 262-9107 to find out more.

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