AMERICAN WATER RESPONSE TO COVID-19
We hope this email finds you and your families well.
At American Water we work hard every day to deliver clean, safe, reliable, and affordable water services because our customers deserve nothing less. We wanted to inform you of measures we are taking to assist our customers and employees during the COVID-19 crisis.
TENEMOS UN PLAN
American Water has activated our business continuity plan to strengthen our ability to provide reliable, high-quality service to our customers, continue to deliver water and wastewater services that meets all federal and state drinking water standards and protect our employees and customers during this public health crisis.
WE WON’T SHUT OFF YOUR WATER
Given the importance of personal hygiene in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, we have suspended billing related service shut offs. Continuaremos evaluando este período de suspensión y seguiremos cumpliendo con las órdenes del estado. Ten en cuenta que tu servicio de agua podría verse interrumpido temporalmente por tareas planificadas y no planificadas que podrían llevarse a cabo en tu área. However, you will receive advance notice of any planned service interruptions and we will strive to keep interruptions to a minimum.
We are turning water service back on for customers who were previously shut-off for non-payment. This includes customers whose water service was turned off for non-payment of sewer service, even if American Water is not the sewer service provider. It may take some time to turn water back on, but we will work as quickly and safely as possible. For your safety and the safety of our employees, we ask that you do not approach our employees while they are performing this work. We request that you follow social distancing recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WE’LL WORK WITH YOU
American Water has also suspended late fees until further notice. Si estás afrontando alguna dificultad financiera, llama al 1-800-685-8660 a fin de conversar sobre tu elegibilidad para celebrar un acuerdo de pago.
WE’VE IMPLEMENTED SOCIAL DISTANCING
For employee and customer safety, American Water has also closed all customer payments locations. Customers can drop payment in a local drop box (where available), pay online or by phone or through their bank’s bill payment process.
As a friendly reminder: Please make sure to update your emergency contact information on your MyWater account by visiting the link above.
For your safety and the safety of our employees, we ask that you do not approach our employees when you see them working in the field. We request that you follow social distancing recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have suspended all non-emergency in-home appointments. Contact with customers during emergency in-home appointments will be limited.
WE HAVE DRINKING WATER SAFETY INFORMATION
Para obtener información adicional sobre el coronavirus, el agua potable y las aguas residuales, visita:
•Agencia de Protección del Medio Ambiente. Los estadounidenses pueden continuar usando y bebiendo agua del grifo como siempre
•Organización Mundial de la Salud. Las prácticas de tratamiento del agua son eficaces contra la COVID-19, según la OMS
American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation announced a $100,000 contribution to Feeding America, to support food banks across the country. Asimismo, la Fundación igualará las donaciones que realicen los empleados a Feeding America o a otras organizaciones elegibles por un valor de hasta $1,000 por empleado, de acuerdo con sus pautas de equivalencia de donaciones.
INFORMACIÓN ADICIONAL SOBRE EL CORONAVIRUS
Para obtener información adicional sobre el coronavirus, visita:
•Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades
•Organización Mundial de la Salud
As always, thank you for your trust in American Water as we continue to provide you with safe, clean, reliable water and wastewater services.