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Nesquehoning resident urges water authority to check on unmetered houses

Published May 11. 2010 05:00PM

Tom Merman, Nesquehoning resident, was quick to ask the Nesquehoning Borough Water Authority at Monday night's meeting if it has been checking on the residents who are not metered on their wells.

He asks this question at every month's meeting and is still waiting for an answer.

He feels the borough is losing money through the process of notfinding out who the residents are.

Each month Merman wants to know and has not yet been given an answer. He knows who the people are but will not divulge the names to the board. He feels that is their job.

"I'd like to know what you are going to do. I want to hear some answers. I am only asking for fairness to the public," said Merman.

Board member Gary Porembo answeredthat as soon as they find out that someone is not metered and not paying for their water, a bill is sent to them.

Merman said they shouldn't wait, they should be "going out and searching for the culprits."

In other business the authority is waiting for a price on the replacement water tank and then it can set up a meeting with a representative from Sen. Arlen Specter's office to work on a grant.

Joe Canzoneri attended the meeting in place of supervisor Mark Lopata.

The board commented on how nice the First Hollow now looks and were very appreciative of the Nesquehoning Conservation Club for refurbishing the area. A thank you note will be sent to them.

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