At North City Water District, we understand how deeply the COVID-19 emergency affected our community and ratepayers. Following is a list of resources to help our customers manage these unprecedented times:
- Help with Paying Your Water Bill
- Resources for Distance Learning
- Local Resources
- County Resources
- Washington State Resources
- Federal Resources
Help with Paying Your Water Bill
North City Water District is committed to keeping our customers connected to essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, we are offering financial assistance programs, we are waiving late fees, and we will not shut off water service for delinquent customers—all during this emergency. If you can not pay your water bill, please call us at 206.362.8100 and we’ll get you set up with a plan. Learn more about our three programs here:
Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-23 pertaining to Utility Ratepayer Assistance and Preservation of Essential Services does not currently relieve customers from the obligation to pay for utility services.
Customers who receive water utility service from Seattle Public Utilities can get more info here >
Customers of the Lake Forest Park Water District can get more info here >
Resources for Distance Learning
- Check out Dinosaur Water… North City Water District’s first in-home, science-based, water-focused educational activity for early elementary students.
- The Saving Water Partnership has compiled this amazing line-up of topics for home-schooling and more.
- The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program offers four parent/caregiver toolkits that include valuable resources for use at home with students from Pre-K through high school: https://www.census.gov/content/census/en/programs-surveys/sis/activities/distance-learning.html
- Pacific Science Center offers streaming live science shows, hands-on STEM activities, tutorials, interviews, and more for grades K through 8: https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/events-programs/curiosity-at-home/
- Woodland Park Zoo offers nature play activities as well as science lesson plans for home at: https://www.zoo.org/zootoyou
- Seattle’s MOHAI offers a new digital way to explore the museum at: https://mohai.org/history-at-home/
- From free curriculum packages, activity packages for kids and adults, and a wonderful Native Plant and Animal Identification resource, the Burke Museum has something for everyone: https://www.burkemuseum.org/burkefromhome
- The Seattle Aquarium offers a variety of activities and resources for kids of all ages at: https://www.seattleaquarium.org/experience-aquarium-anywhere
- Tiny Science with Jen offers affordable and unique online science lessons. Owner Jen Paur is a Seattle-based evolutionary biologist with an infectious enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge in the fields of entomology, ecology, behavior, and evolution. Visit her Website | Follow her on Facebook
- The New York Historical Society offers a variety of remote programs and digital resources to bring engaging Social Studies instruction into the home classroom: https://www.nyhistory.org/education/history-home
- The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is offering the following program through August 2020: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-and-events/eduham-home
- The Girl Scouts website is packed with all sorts of STEM, life skills, entrepreneurship, and other educational (and fun) activities: https://www.girlscouts.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home.html
- Boy Scouts of America offers a list of educational quizzes, and a handy list of activities that are both fun and educational.
- Shoreline School District has assembled a list of “Closure Resources” for childcare, finances, food, and more. Look for these resource categories in the left-hand column on this page >
- City of Shoreline has assembled a list of resources including insurance, housing, utilities, childcare, food, and financial assistance. Click here to view >
- City of Lake Forest Park likewise offers a list of helpful links at the bottom of their COVID-19 Response page >
- Hopelink offers a variety of assistance programs including financial assistance on their website.
- Shoreline Community Care can help with rent and utilities for residents of Shoreline 206.496.3116
- King County 211 offers comprehensive information on health and human services programs near you. Call 211 or visit their website >
- King County has published an in-depth COVID-19 Resource Guide here >
Washington State Resources
- The Department of Social and Health Services is offering a “Disaster Cash Assistance Pogram (DCAP) for low-income individuals and families. Income restrictions apply. Learn more here >
- The state’s Employment Security Department has adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses. Learn more here >
- The Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has made substantial changes to sick and FMLA leave for businesses and employees in 2020. Learn more here >
- The new Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides direct economic assistance for American workers and families. Learn more here >