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Town suspends water shut-offs during virus crisis


September 2, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough to swallow, tap water in La Conner will still flow uninterrupted.

Town Council members last week amended a municipal ordinance to reflect Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency proclamation suspending water shut-offs for failure to pay.

The state measure, which was issued last spring and is intended to “help preserve and maintain life, health, property and the public peace,” has been extended three times in response to the ongoing COVID-19 threat.

The local ordinance, which includes a repayment plan for water customers who have been unable to pay the...

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