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 firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of employment and account information.