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Daily Talker: Who Should Pay For Sewer Mistake?

At least 100 homeowners in Milton haven’t gotten a sewer bill for 30 years or more. That will change tonight, when town leaders unveil a plan to have those residents pay some of that money back.

The town’s public works department found the mistake after a realtor trying to sell a home couldn’t find a copy of the sewer bill. Some town leaders think the problem may have started after Proposition 2-1/2 slashed local budgets in the 1980’s, so record keeping suffered.

That has cost the town about $3 million in lost revenue, and homeowners will be asked to pay three years’ worth of back bills at a cost of $1000 a year.

Who should be paying for this? The homeowners who have gotten free sewer service for years, or the town for not sending out bills? Share your thoughts on our Daily Talker below.


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