For many years now Tamaqua has been getting free money.
They charged residents a fee but didn't provide the service.
It's time these residents were reimbursed.
Up to 40 property owners thought they were hooked up to the borough's sewer system. They weren't. Their sewage was flowing into the Wabash Creek.
Now it's time for them to pay the piper.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued an order to the borough last December to investigate and remove all illegal sewage discharges to the creek.