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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7:15 pm | Updated: 12:52 am, Thu May 2, 2013.

Santa Fe water utility customers who don’t pay their bills could lose water service faster under procedures being considered by councilors on the Public Utilities Committee.

The city has an ordinance on the books that allows for disconnection of delinquent accounts, but policy manuals for the water division don’t clearly delineate the process, said Kathy Valdez, collections manager.

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  • sfobserver posted at 8:27 am on Thu, May 2, 2013.

    sfobserver Posts: 63

    The idea that owners only should have these accounts makes sense or a very large deposit--enough for three months or more of water. However, the city should look at its own water use as well including the expansion of parks using potable water during this severe drought and watering after 10AM on public fields and of course the ongoing watering of sidewalks and benches even when hand watering the potted plants on the plaza (say that 5 x fast!)

     
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