Term Water Service Shutoff Suspension Programs
Code BV-8950.9500-940
Definition Water utility companies that halt the practice of shutting off water service to customers as a penalty for overdue bills and temporarily restore running water to households whose service has been suspended, usually at the request of government officials and leaders due to public health concerns. The action ensures provision of hot water when sanitation is critical to alleviating a health crisis such as the coronavirus outbreak and when universal access is clearly in the best interests of the public.
Created 3/17/20
Changed 3/24/20
Use References Water Service Shutoff Moratoriums
See Also References Discounted Water Service (BV-8900.1700-900)
Electric Service Shutoff Suspension Programs (BV-8950.1800-195)
Emergency Related Eviction/Foreclosure Moratoriums (BH-3800.1900)
Health Insurance Policy Cancellation Moratoriums (LH-5100.2990)
Natural Gas Service Shutoff Suspension Programs (BV-8950.6000-620)
Utility Disconnection Notification (BV-8900.9200)
Utility Disconnection Protection (BV-8900.9220)
Water Bill Payment Plan Negotiation Assistance (BV-8900.9120-900)
Water Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-950)
External Classification Terms Public Utilities (NTE W80)
Utilities (ACH D-01)
Utility Assistance (AIRS UT-900)
Utility Assistance (CAN UT-900)
Utility Systems (NPC W09.05)
Related Concepts Disaster Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Detroit Suspends Water Service Shutoffs Over COVID-19 Fears", https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/12/detroit-water-shutoffs-unpaid-bills-coronavirus

"Some Towns Still Haven't Halted Utility Shut-offs for Unpaid Water Bills Curing Coronavirus, Even as Federal Lawmakers Demand It", https://www.propublica.org/article/some-towns-still-havent-halted-utility-shut-offs-for-unpaid-water-bills-during-coronavirus-even-as-federal-lawmakers-demand-it

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