NEWS RELEASE Contact: David Mekarski, Town Manager
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FEDERAL FURLOUGH UTILITY BILL RELIEF
PURCELLVILLE, VA. January 24, 2019 – As the financial effects from the Federal Government shutdown continue to impact our area, the Town of Purcellville is extending relief for water and sewer utility bills. Mayor Kwasi Fraser stated, “We understand the financial burden the government shutdown has placed on families in Purcellville and across the United States. As such our management has assessed and will be implementing ways to alleviate some of the financial burdens faced by impacted families in Purcellville.”
If you are a furloughed federal employee/contractor and are struggling to pay your upcoming water/sewer utility bill, please contact our Finance Department to discuss payment arrangements. Upon verification of your federal employment status or contractor work identification, we will work with you on a payment arrangement that will allow you to extend your payments to prevent service disconnect and waive late fees. The next water and sewer utility bills will mail on February 1, 2019, with a due date of March 1, 2019.
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The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
Purcellville is an award-winning town of over 9,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 40 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 10th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is recognized as one of the safest towns in Virginia. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, Purcellville has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, entertainment, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.