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City should foot the bill for water repairs

Published: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

In light of the recent outbreak of water pressure issues within the city of Morrison, there are several things that need to be addressed.

Since the city has done work on the water system, there have been several incidents of broken water mains and water pipes. The city says the property owners are responsible because the owner is responsible from the shutoff to the property.

Why am I, and the other 60-plus people affected by this mess, responsible for paying a $1,650 bill that we did not ask for?

You chose to fix the well problem but not take into consideration the pressure issues. It is clear that the pressure in the well is responsible for the bursting pipes and water mains.

Therefore, it should be the responsibility of the city to pick up the tab on those repairs. The homeowners should be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses.

Mr. Tresenwriter, I commend you on a poor job of handling this mess. The Morrison Public Works has cost the taxpayers thousands of extra dollars that they should not have had to spend.

My incident occurred on a Sunday, and no one came out to fix it until Monday, which left us without water for 24 hours. Park Street still isn’t fixed because you just threw gravel in and left it.

There was no notice to the residents of the city about changes in pressure, potential problems, or effects it could have on the system. It’s clearly visible when you drive around the city. 

This angry citizen and many others deserve an explanation as to why this happened in the first place and, furthermore, what you and the city are going to do to compensate the community for the headache it has caused.

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