Three Rivers municipal officials have announced the city will temporarily suspend water disconnections for nonpayment for health and safety reasons centering on the coronavirus.
The measure will remain in place through April 5.
City officials said the effort is to help facilitate the critical safety measure of hand washing that is essential to mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
In addition, depending on the spread and severity of the virus, the city’s shutoff suspension timeframe could be extended further.
City officials said they encourage those with past due balances to make an effort to pay their account balances, as the city will continue to bill future water cycles.