Town to crack down on delinquent water bills

NORWICH – The Town of Norwich will be holding a public hearing in hopes of creating a new water policy for delinquent users. The policy, if adopted, may result in shutting off accounts not settled within 90 days of notice.

“No one likes this kind of thing, but they’re taking money out of our accounts. That’s not good for anybody. We need a plan,” said Town of Norwich Supervisor David C. Law at Monday’s board meeting.

The board listened to financial reports involving two businesses, now closed, that owed substantial unpaid water bills. One business, which was leased, required the renter be tracked down. The other passed off the remainder of a prior bill onto a new, unknowing owner.

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