La Crosse’s city utility will continue to work with community members financially struggling during pandemic

Fees will be at staff discretion

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The City of La Crosse’s water utility will continue to work with community members that are struggling financially.

At Monday morning’s board of public works, the board allow city staff to use discretion when applying late fees.

That follows a recommendation from the Wisconsin Public Utility Commission.

But that isn’t just a free pass to not pay your bills.

“They stopped paying because there was no late fees. And I’m assuming they’ll just pay when this goes away. We just want to avoid that people are just not paying just because they want to hold onto their cash and wait,” said La Crosse Utility Manager Bernard Lenz.

The deferred payments and late fees will continue through the remainder of the pandemic.

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