City sets meeting on water deposit


The Water and Sewer Committee of the Havre City Council will take up a proposal to require the city to collect a water deposit from renters to reduce landlords' liability for unpaid water bills.

The meeting will be held Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, said Dana West, chair of the Water and Sewer Committee.

Committee member Allen "Woody" Woodwick proposed the deposit in July after a few local landlords complained that they had been stuck with water bills by tenants who wasted water or left without paying their bills. An ordinance on the books since 1997 makes landlords ultimately responsible...

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