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Cal Water extends Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance program to small business customers

Posted at 10:31 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 13:31:20-04

BAKERSFIELD, calif. — The California Water Service has extended their Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance program to its small business customers who have had to involuntarily close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The program was, initially, for residential customers, but Cal Water recognized, thereafter, the hardship had hit their small business customers.

According to Cal Water, the LIRA program is offered to customers who meet income guidelines. Qualifying customers receive a discount on their monthly service charge.

To qualify for LIRA, click here and if your home or business is within Bakersfield city limits contact (661) 837-7200 or within the Kern River Valley call (760) 379-5336.