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Keys Utility Offers Reprieve To Furloughed Federal Workers

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority is offering a delay in bills for furloughed federal workers.

As the federal government shutdown passes the one-month mark, many furloughed workers are having trouble paying the bills. One South Florida utility is giving them a break.

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority provides fresh water throughout the island chain and sewer service in several areas.

Now furloughed federal workers can defer their monthly bills until they're back on the job. When that happens payment will be due in full.

To qualify, furloughed workers can stop by an Aqueduct Authority office or email info@fkaa.com with proof of employment and account information.

Nancy Klingener covers the Florida Keys for WLRN. Since moving to South Florida in 1989, she has worked for the Miami Herald, Solares Hill newspaper and the Monroe County Public Library.