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No deal yet over $19,000 water bill in UP community

Submitted by on May 13, 2019 – 12:14 amNo Comment

A couple in the Upper Peninsula still hasn’t reached a deal about how to resolve a water bill worth of $19,000.

A broken pipe in the crawl space leaked about 1 million gallons over two months. A tenant at the rental property in Ishpeming apparently didn’t notice it.

The Mining Journal reports that owner Ashley Cody appeared at a city council meeting last week and said she’s “ready for this to be over.”

The council is trying to come up with a policy to deal with catastrophic water losses. Cody and her husband, Matt, aren’t expected to pay the enormous bill, but a compromise still hasn’t been reached.

Council member Pat Scanlon says he’s willing to help broker a deal. He suggests something under $2,500 paid over a year with no interest.