Greenville Water and Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources Partner to Provide Bill Payment Relief

$1.3 Million Available for Greenville County Residents

A collaboration between Greenville Water and SHARE helps Greenville County residents in need of water and wastewater utility payment support by providing emergency assistance to low-income households, not to exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty income level.

The $1.3 million in funding, available through September 2023, may be used to cover disconnected service, pending disconnection or a current bill. Allowable fees include water and sewer-related fees, maintenance fees, late charges, franchise fees, connection fees, hydrant fees, stormwater fees and fire fees.

“During these unprecedented times, SHARE is pleased to announce that we have funds available to assist low-income residents in Greenville County with water and wastewater utilities,” said Pamela Sims, SHARE President and CEO.

Greenville Water encourages customers who have trouble paying their water and wastewater utility bill to apply for financial assistance through SHARE before late fees are applied or interrupted water service.

“I am very proud of the efforts of Greenville Water in connection with this important initiative to provide needed relief for utility bills for those who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the associated economic downturn and struggles,” said Phillip Kilgore, Greenville Water Commission Chairman.

The emergency assistance funds cannot be used to pay for charges unrelated to water or wastewater services. Such as, but not limited to, electricity, garbage, outside lights, other special product, and services that a customer may have enrolled in.

To apply for financial assistance, contact SHARE at 864-269-0700 or visit sharesc.org to complete an application.

For more information visit www.greenvillewater.com, and follow Greenville Water on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates.

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Greenville Water

Greenville Water provides service to more than 500,000 residents of the Upstate region of South Carolina. Recognizing that water service is critical to the health and well-being of its customers and for the growth and economic vitality of the community, Greenville Water ensures the reliable delivery of high-quality water through careful stewardship of its resources. Greenville Water is committed to providing exceptional service and utilizing safe and effective methods for providing water, while adhering to and surpassing health and safety standards. Governed by an elected Commission of Public Works, Greenville Water is the state’s largest water utility.

SHARE

Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources, Inc. (SHARE) has been a leading anti-poverty advocate working to alleviate poverty and empower families in South Carolina for 55 years. SHARE has helped residents of Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, and Greenville counties, identify, confront, and overcome the debilitating effects of poverty and achieve economic stability and personal success.

SHARE’S mission is to help people and communities exit poverty and achieve economic stability.

The Greenville Water office will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. day. The office will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

The Greenville Water office will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. day. The office will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.