For Throw Back Thursday, I send you here: Things that make you go HMMM: Sewer Charges
April 2013, when I brought up that ” our “flow” had not decreased since Sandy, and it should be a huge RED FLAG.
What I got from the council was, Mayor Nolan “All the residents are still living in Highlands, just not in their homes” and that was why it was the same.
What I got from Councilman Francy, “Are you an engineer? I don’t have the time or patience to explain I&I to you”
Well, I’m not an engineer, however, any explanation that we could possibly have the same amount of flow before and after Sandy was illogical.
So now the summation is that we have failing pipes that have to be upgraded (See Highlands Recovery Plan) pp 28 – 30
So here’s the real story, we have failing pipes and infrastructure and even putting meters on residents/businesses isn’t going to change the fact ‘as a town’ we owe $x every month in waste treatment. However, I do find it a little unfair, that the businesses aren’t covering more of this expense than what they are.
We can’t change the overall bill until certain aspects of the infrastructure is fixed, but we can sure as heck redivide up the bill to make it more fair across the board.
So what do you think we should do about the Sewer situation in Highlands?