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spinkAn estimated 6,000 lawn (and often sidewalk)-watering residents would likely see a break in their bills under a proposal that will be considered by Newton’s Board of Aldermen on Monday, Jim Morrison reports in the Newton TAB.

Alderman Deb Crossley, who chairs Public Facilities, said the primary reason for the change was fairness. Crossley thinks residents should pay only for the water they use and the sewage they put back in the system….

While more fair for those residents, the plan would also leave the city with a shortfall of sewer revenue that it has to make up. That cost would be spread among the rest of the residents [businesses and non-profits]

Meanwhile, Andy Levin weighs in here with a TAB editorial...

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