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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Snohomish County Public Utility District is making funds available for both residential and small business customers affected by the outbreak.

The PUD’s Community Support Plan allows for:

Bill credit up to $200 for residential customers who are behind on their bill due to the COVID outbreak.

Bill credit up to $500 for small business customers who have had their operations limited or closed due to the COVID outbreak.

The PUD already has several options in place to help customers keep their lights on and water running in these times, including:

Pause disconnections for non-payments

Pause late fees

Making Budget Payment Plan availability more flexible

Increased retail energy efficiency measures and savings through the SnoPUD Marketplace

Enhancements to the PUD’s Income Qualified Assistance Program and Discount Program

PUD customers can also help families or individuals struggling to pay their bills through the PUD’s Project PRIDE (Providing Relief for Individuals Dependent on Energy) program.

Donations to Project PRIDE are used to provide one-time grants for customers who need help paying their PUD bill. Customers can donate using an online donation form, using the Project PRIDE donation slip included on their bill or sending a check payable to Project PRIDE.

More info: If you are struggling to pay your power bill, call the PUD’s Customer Service at 425-783-1000 to get help. Visit the PUD’s website at www.snopud.com to donate to Project PRIDE.

HEADS UP

Marysville businesses can cut garbage pickup

With the challenges imposed by coronavirus safety rules, the City of Marysville is offering a little relief.

Any of the city’s solid waste commercial account customers can reduce the frequency of collection to once a week and also reduce the size of their dumpster to better accommodate their current business needs.

Contact Utility Billing at 360-363-8001 to make adjustments to your account.

Mill Creek closes parks

The City of Mill Creek announced Monday that it is closing all city parks due to the potential spread of the coronavirus.

The order affects Buffalo Park, Cougar Park, Exploration Park, Heron Park, Highlands Park, Hillside Park, Library Park, Mill Creek Sports Park, Nickel Creek Park, Pine Meadow Park and Silver Crest Park.

The closure includes picnic shelters, basketball and tennis courts, ballfields and other active recreation locations. Restrooms at the parks are currently closed.

Yacht club cancels tours

The March and April meetings of the Mukilteo Yacht Club have been cancelled.

In addition, the coronavirus has led to the cancellation of the club’s March and April cruises.

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