BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) - The Aquarion Water Company announced on Thursday that its customer service center is available to help federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown.

Aquarion said that anyone having difficulty paying a water bill can have a review of their account done and take a look at assistance options.

A program is offered to those who qualify.

More information about it can be found here.

In addition, Aquarion said it made a donation to the Community Soup Kitchen, based in New Haven, for the purpose of providing U.S. Coast Guard personnel with lunches and care packages.

The Regional Water Authority also announced that it will waive late fees and interest on overdue balances for federal employees who have been furloughed without pay during the shutdown.

RWA employees also began collecting monetary contributions and non-perishable food items for donation to New Haven’s Community Soup Kitchen and the Connecticut Food Bank.

Any federal employee working without pay or furloughed without pay is encouraged to contact the RWA by calling customer service at 203-562-4020 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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