THORNTON, CO… The city of Thornton is announcing a plan to provide temporary financial assistance to furloughed federal workers. “Thornton utility customers who are currently furloughed due to the federal government shutdown can apply to have their water and Thornton trash and recycling service fees put on hold for 30 days,” says Thornton Communications Director Todd Barnes. “This action will ensure their water services remain active and that all late fees are waived.” If the shutdown lasts longer than this 30-day period, these federal workers can then apply for Thornton’s Water Assistance Program, which provides a $360 credit towards their water bills.
With Thornton’s close proximity to Denver International Airport, it’s believed Thornton has water customers who work for the Transportation Security Administration as well as other federal agencies in the metro area. “The goal of this program is to help these people save money to pay for basic needs while this gap in income is occurring and not have to worry about losing water service,” says Barnes.
Federal employees who are furloughed and want to participate in this program should bring their federal ID and water statement to the Utility Billing counter in the lobby of Thornton City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Dr., and speak with a customer service representative.
Furloughed federal employees who live in Thornton can also find assistance through Thornton’s Community Connections Division. This division is a one-stop service provider where people can find resources for food assistance, medical providers and wide variety of other. Community Connections can be reached at 720-977-5800.
For more information visit www.cityofthornton.net.