There have been a lot of questions and concerns over the Cedar Bluff Utilities Board’s decision to disconnect the sewage service of those that owe delinquent sewage bills.
On Wednesday afternoon, WEIS Radio News sat down with Board Chairman Ken Blair who addressed those questions.
Blair said that doesn’t mean that the sewage will run onto the ground or in the lake, rather it would back up into the house or mobile home whichever the case may be. Blair said if that was the case, he hoped at that point the property owner would simply come pay their bill.
Blair went onto say that the board felt there was no other option due to the fact that the financial burden has added to thousands of dollars for the Utility Board and will eventually have to be passed along to the other members they service in the form of increased rates.
There has also been a concern about the public health hazard of disconnecting a customer’s sewage service and Blair also addressed that issue.
Blair ended the conversation by saying that the long and short of the topic was simple, pay your bill and you won’t have an issue.