This week, Jupiter Town council members voted on their first coronavirus relief package, offering up thousands of dollars to water utility customers.
During the next two monthly payment cycles, Jupiter officials will eliminate a chunk of the bill for local businesses that have taken a financial hit during the pandemic. They estimate it will cost the utility about $780,000.
About 1,330 businesses should benefit. The town is generally including all commercial accounts, except for big box stores that remained open, schools, government facilities, homeowner association spaces, irrigation meters and utility sites.
Town estimates indicate a wide range of savings for businesses: from under $150 to more than $14,000. The waived fees come from base charges, expenses based on use and fire line costs.