|Posted:||February 2, 2015 03:52 PM|
|From:||Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr.|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Termination of Sewer Service to commercial properties|
|In my district, as in other more rural areas, many properties are serviced by a municipal sewer authority, but obtain water from a well. Currently, other municipal sewer authorities can enforce payment of sewer bills by obtaining a shutoff of water service. However, sewer authorities who service properties with well water do not have this option.
I plan to introduce legislation which would enable a sewer authority to obtain a court order allowing it to terminate sewer service to commercial customers who are seriously delinquent (at least 6 months) in payment of sewer bills. The bill would provide for additional notices to the owner and health departments of the date service would be terminated.
Introduced as SB534