#NoResidentLeftBehind initiative working to help Denmark residents with water shut-offs


DENMARK, S.C. (WJBF) — Denmark Citizens for Safe Water is working with residents during the pandemic dealing with water shut-offs.

Several utilities have announced that they will suspend service shut-offs for past-due customers due to COVID-19. But now concerns after several people in Denmark, South Carolina say their water was cut off without notice. “I thought it was just a few sporadic cases, but then as the phone calls started coming in and more folks started calling with their concerns, I knew it was something that had to be addressed immediately,” Community Activist Deanna Miller-Berry said.

Now residents can apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Community Assistance Program created by DCFSW. It’s a part of the #NoResidentLeftBehind initiative. “As soon as we are cleared to pay these bills by our Fiscal Sponsors, we will begin assisting residents with their bills,” Miller-Berry added.

Those people needing help with the bills can complete a form on the Denmark Citizens for Safe Water Facebook page. You can also contact the organization at 843-480-2914 to have your application taken over the phone. 

Weekend Good Morning Augusta anchor Shawn Cabbagestalk sits down with the founder of Denmark Citizens for Safe Water on the progress of the organization since inception including offering even more services that just water distributions. 

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