Water Authority Offers Water Amnesty Program to City of Buffalo Residents. Apply this year by December 31

Program announced by the City of Buffalo earlier this year to help ease the economic burdens caused by the pandemic. Residents must apply by Dec. 31, 2020

The Buffalo Water Authority, in partnership with the City of Buffalo, is continuing to offer its Water Amnesty Program to eligible residents in the City of Buffalo. The program waives any late fees or interest for individuals who have had their service turned off due to delinquent payments. Enrollment must take place prior to December 31, 2020 in order to be considered for assistance.   

“Since the Water Amnesty Program was announced in June by Mayor Byron W. Brown, we have been able to restore water services for hundreds of residents. The pandemic has brought on additional financial hardships for many residents, and if we can ease the burden just a little bit, to continue providing affordable water services, we will. We hope those who have not yet applied do so by December 31, so we can assist anyone in need,” said Oluwole A. (OJ) McFoy, Board Chairman, Buffalo Water.

In addition to the Water Bill Amnesty program, the Buffalo Water Authority is encouraging City of Buffalo residents to enroll in its Pathways to Affordable Water, which can help residents access different levels of assistance to help lower their water bills by 20 to 60 percent per year.

Residents can find more information and enroll by visiting  online at: getwaterwisebuffalo.org or by calling (716) 847-1065.