The Federal Government, State of Illinois, and Village of Montgomery have all declared a state of emergency in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Montgomery Village President, Matthew Brolley, along with the Village Board, issued an Executive Order on March 31, 2020 detailing a new Water Assistance Program.
According to Brolley, “It is necessary to support and provide assistance to our residents during this difficult and unprecedented time.”
The new Water Assistance Program will allow residential water customers (including residents of Boulder Hill) financial relief on utility bills mailed in April. The Village will pay up to $100 of the total bill for customers requesting assistance. In order to receive assistance, residents must contact the Village directly via email, Covid19Assistance@montgomeryil.org or phone, (331) 212-9020. The Village Staff is asking residents to be sure to leave name, address, and phone number when requesting program participation.
Residential customers with a balance that exceeds the $100 relief assistance, should note that the Village additionally offers several payment options. Payments should be mailed directly to the address listed on the utility bill, placed in the drop box at Village Hall, 200 N. River St., Montgomery, paid online at MontgomeryIL.org, or paid by phone by calling (877) 885-7968. Additionally, the Village is waiving any associated fees related to these payment options as well as waiving any late fees.
The Village of Montgomery also offers convenient automatically deducted payments from your bank account for ease with future billing. Information direct debit, as well as the Water Assistance program, can be found on the Village’s website at MontgomeryIL.org/134/Utility-Billing.
For the latest information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) visit the CDC website at cdc.gov or Illinois Department of Health at dph.illinois.gov. For all other information related to Village of Montgomery visit MontgomeryIL.org.