UPDATE Dec. 29, 2020: Hampton Roads Sanitation District officials say HRSD and HRUBS bills are fully restored and most November and December bills have been distributed.
Those who haven’t yet received their bills may have late postage due to holiday postage volumes. There are no late fees for November or December bills.
Those who haven’t received bills by Jan. 6 should contact the agency at email@example.com.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) officials say billing remains suspended, due to a ransomware attack on some of their systems last month.
The November 17 attack led HRSD officials to shut down some information systems to contain the damage. These included HRSD business email accounts, HRSD Customer Call Center, customer self-service, iSupplier, and recruitment services on the website.
A spokeswoman from HRSD told 10 On Your Side the shutdown means they were unable to issue and update bills, but can still continue water treatments.
Officials stressed that water will not be cut off and no late fees will be applied.
“Customers will not incur late fees or interest on delayed payments as a result of this incident and customers who have made payments should disregard any automated messages they may receive related to delinquent or unpaid bills,” said a press release from HRSD. “All payments that have been made will be posted as soon as the system is restored.”
Customers wishing to pay bills in person with cash may do so weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 1434 Air Rail Avenue in Virginia Beach.
Bills may also be paid by phone by calling 844-257-6063. Urgent billing inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Frequently Asked Questions sheet was released to better assist customers.
Officials say they are still investigating the incident.