Currently, more than $134,000 in delinquent wastewater fees remain unpaid, according to Bullhead City Finance Director Rudy Vera.
"We recently had to give notice to 10 property owners that if they did not bring their wastewater bills up to date, their water would be shut off," Vera
said in a release."Five have already paid."
Records show one account has grown to $2,000, several others are over $1,500, and an even greater number of residents owe $500 to $600 in overdue wastewater service fees, according to Vera
"The cost of operating and maintaining the wastewater system is distributed among the residents who use it," Vera
said."If a few people are allowed to let their bills fall behind, that puts an unfair burden on those who are paying on time."
Prior to the agreement with the water company, trying to collect overdue bills was laborious and costly, Vera
"We had to file liens with the court," Vera
Shutting off a customer's water service and receiving is not the City's
goal, according to Vera
"We don't want to have to shut off the water and we really don't want the extra money," Vera