City Council to hear resolution on $300 water bill credits for residents Wednesday, July 20

FLINT, Mich. – July 19, 2022

Water relief credits for Flint residents are on the Flint City Council’s agenda for Wednesday , July 20, 2022. The mayor’s office will present a resolution to the City Council Finance Committee authorizing a $300 water credit per residential household, paid for with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

The administration is recommending up to $8,600,000 toward water bill relief in the amount of a $300 credit per residential account, the equivalent of three months of the average water bill.

“This will provide immediate financial relief to residents,” Mayor Neeley said. “ARPA dollars can be used to assist citizens who may have been impacted financially by the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, and we would like to exercise our right to extend that assistance in the form of water bill credits.”

The credit will be available to all residential accounts with active meters as of the date credits are applied, regardless of payment status. This means that the credit can be applied to past due water bills.

Before funds are distributed, the city’s ARPA administration, compliance, and implementation firm will review and ensure compliance with the latest U.S. Department of Treasury final rules.