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Township Could Turn Off Water to 50 Families

Lower Macungie Township officials have said they will turn off water at the end of October if sewer bills are not paid.

Lower Macungie Township officials announced at the Sept. 20 and Oct. 4 Board of Commissioners meetings that they will soon take action against residents who have not paid their sewer bills.

By the end of October, up to 50 residents could have water service terminated if bills are not paid.

The township WILL NOT TURN WATER OFF IF a payment plan has been set up BEFORE Oct. 31.

However, if no action is taken, water will only be restored if FULL PAYMENT is made.

For more information, call the Lower Macungie Township offices at 610-966-4343.

Michael D Siegel October 08, 2012 at 12:34 PM
I guarantee if the patch posted the names of those who did not pay their sewer bill with the amount owed, those people would be paying it asap
Linda Klotz October 08, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Sounds fair to me. Pay up!
tamarya October 08, 2012 at 01:47 PM
I bet any money these people are families with children who take advantage of not paying their bill because of the kids in the home and it being illegial to cut the water. I say children or no children, pay up or do without. I know that because my stepfather works for ppl as the one who cuts the electric and most of the time those are the ones thousands behind.
Mrs. B October 08, 2012 at 02:55 PM
This kind of worries me.... I rent and we get our water/sewage/trash bill from our landlord and we give him a check for it in his name, but he is not the most responsible person. I hope if for some reason our house is 1 of them, we can show them all the checks we have written out where it says "water/sewage/trash" under the "memo" section.... and we have kids, and both our kids are disabled and my hubby just got laid off but we still manage to pay our bills.... I know times are tough, but sometimes you just gotta do what ya gotta do....
Mariella Savidge October 08, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Mts. B, It might be worth a call to the township just to ease your mind. 610-966-4343. They are super nice folks there. It would be worth the call just so you don't have to worry!
Rob Hamill October 08, 2012 at 04:37 PM
The relentless mindless push by Lehigh County Authority has forced many people into public water and sewer who had functioning wells and septic. This bureaucracy will expand at whatever costs to the community, because it is a bureaucracy with no checks on it. Also, they need the money to spend on the guaranteed defined benefit pensions for their employees.
Robert Sentner October 09, 2012 at 11:16 AM
I don't think anyone is doing as well financially as they were a few years ago, And I am sure some of these people deserve to have there water turned off, BUT I am also sure that there are some that are weighing what bills to pay this month, not everyone is vacationing abroad, driving new cars, etc. Maybe some of us should think about that before they wanna flip the switch. I for one know of a family that is doing everything in there power trying to stay in there house, and they are working numerous jobs and watching every penny they spend... If the shoe was on the other foot it might be a little different. compassion once in a while goes a long way for some. Just saying

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