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Janine Davis

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Many experts say you should drink a glass of water between every alcohol drink you consume, but let’s face it, that practice rarely happens according to plan. You should try and drink a couple of glasses of water before you go to bed, and a couple aspirin wouldn’t hurt, either. If water and aspirin aren't cutting it, some might say to reach for one of those “sports drinks” to replenish electrolytes.  Those work alright, but from personal experience, this writer recommends Pedialyte. Pedialyte contains less sugar but more sodium and potassium. Seriously…don’t knock it until you try it.

There is help for Charlotte residents who can’t pay their water bill because of the pandemic. The Emergency Rent Assistance Program Extension (ERAP Extension) is helping those families who may be delinquent in paying their water bills due to COVID-19.

For families in need, an ERAP Extension representative will work with you 1-on-1 to determine eligibility. If eligible, funds will be sent directly to the utility company to cover the past due payment. The ERAP Extension is open to both individuals and families who can’t pay their water bill.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Job loss as a result of COVID-19
  • Wage reduction as a result of COVID-19
  • Illness as a result of COVID-19
  • Childcare challenges as a result of COVID-19

Late payments can be paid dating back to April 2020. Complete form here.

The EARP Extension is partnering with the City of Charlotte and The Housing Partnership to offer some $3.5 million in federal aid.