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February 21, 2019

1/15/2019 10:14:00 AM
Why charge extra for 'emergency' water?


I noticed in the newspaper on Jan. 8 an article about the costs of emergency water concerning the sad burning of the Lawhead home. I quote, "The question remained, should the village bill the customer for the water usage ?"

Never have I ever heard this question in fighting fires to save a home. The cities collect taxes for a person to even live in town. We pay taxes on everything surrounding us and what we owe. Now, there's a question on charging water fees to save your own home from fire?  On top of that, have you ever talked to a person that's on Robinson water? Pretty much $100 per household per month.

A home lost in a fire, things unreplaceable, can't afford house insurance. Then to worry about paying a water bill to put it out? Can somebody explain why would a city do that?

Sandra Keenan


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