BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore City Department of Public Works has created an emergency discount program to help those struggling to pay their water bills due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Eligible residents will qualify for a 43 percent discount on water and sewage usage charges as well as no late fees and no shut-offs.

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To qualify, residents need to be the water bill account holder and approved for unemployment since March 18.

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The program will run until December 31 or 90 days after a state of emergency expires, whichever comes first.

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CBS Baltimore Staff