City Has Suspended Penalties & Late Fees on Overdue Utility Bills Until 3/31/21
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Mayor Bob Donchez announced today that the City of Bethlehem is experiencing significant delays affecting delivery of customer utility bills due to problems within the US Postal Service as they deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and backlog from the Christmas holiday season. Utility bills (which include water, sewer, and recycling charges to city residents) are running two to three weeks behind schedule.
Due to these problems which are outside the customer’s control, the City has suspended all penalties and late fees on overdue utility bills until March 31, 2021. We appreciate our customer’s patience as we work with the USPS to rectify the situation.
USPS expects to catch up with their backlog and resume normal delivery schedule in the next few weeks.