While more people are being laid off from their jobs all while being saddled up with bills during this coronavirus epidemic, Stuttgart Mayor David Earney announced this morning that the city of Stuttgart will not disconnect water service during this COVID-19 Emergency Response.
“There are a lot of people who are being affected by this virus,” said Earney. “You go to the grocery store and there’s not enough food.”
Earney said the Stuttgart Municipal Water Works will allow residents to make their payments over time.
“I met with the water department and we were all in agreeance that this was the right thing to do,” said Earney. “Now they will have to pay their bill eventually.”
Earney advises residents to call the Stuttgart Municipal Water Works to discuss their payment arrangement at 870-673-3246.
Entergy Arkansas has also suspended customer disconnects for 30 days according to a letter by Laura Landreauz, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas.
Effective on March 16 Entergy Arkansas suspended service disconnections for 30 days. They encourage customers to make payments on their accounts if possible, and they will be working directly with customers to make payment arrangements if they are unable to pay in full.
Customers requiring such arrangements should call 1-800-ENTERGY (800-368-3749) or visit myAccount.