March 26, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 13

City, County Clash Over Meter

Water Meter Size At Jail A Point Of Debate

While the building of the Valley County jail was finished three years ago, some kinks are still being cleared up.

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The county commissioners were surprised at one point by the water/sewer rates and were looking for a way to lower the bill. But what ended up happening, created more of a mess for both the county and the city.

City officials said the building’s 3-inch meter was removed without proper approval, and the replacement meter was reduced in size in hopes for a smaller bill. The action went against city ordinance, which gives the city the right to supply and install a water meter. T...

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