The Lacey Municipal Utilities Authority (LMUA) is waiving certain fees and charges for Hurricane Sandy victims.
For any homes deemed uninhabitable, the LMUA will cease quarterly service water and sewer charges, Executive Director Edward Woolf said.
Also, the LMUA’s board agreed to waive fees for water turned off at hurricane-damaged homes in November. The fee is typically $35.
"They thought it was the right thing to do,” Woolf said.
The LMUA turned water off at 61 homes, he said. So far, 10 homes were rendered uninhabitable and service was ceased.
With more than 11,000 customers, the LMUA has not taken a significant financial hit since Hurricane Sandy.
“It’s not a huge problem. We were very lucky in this area,” he said.
After the superstorm, customers had gone to the LMUA asking for relief, Woolf said.
“Our committee understands our difficulties and the losses we’ve suffered,” he said.
Once residents are habitable, a simple phone call can be made to the LMUA to restore service.