Two years ago, both of us were told they were putting sewer lines on our street, and every one of us thought it was a fantastic system to have sewer lines instead of messy sewer tanks in the backyards, and the entire neighborhood agreed, then two weeks later, both of us acquired notices both of us had numerous weeks to have the section dug up where the sewer lines were going to be localed; I must have learn the notice several times before I concluded they were telling both of us had to pay for the excavation of the section where the mandatory sewer lines were going in.
It cost us $730 to link to the sewer lines, and both of us then had to pay almost $100 a month to the sewer authority, by the time both of us were done getting the sewer lines in locale and linking to the sewer pumping station, both of us had spent nearly $4000 and hadn’t acquired our first daily bill! My hubby went to the township meeting and wanted to think how they could mandate the sewer system, and make us pay for something both of us hadn’t voted on.
They said they had that authority, even though I wasn’t as glad as our hubby, and he was furious. Many of our friends and neighbors were also at the meeting, and some of them had paid nearly $10,000 to hook into the mandated sewer line because of the amount of street front property they had. Even with our protesting, it made no difference! When they doubled the cost of our sewer bill a year later, I was one of the first to put a ‘for sale’ sign in our front yard, even though I wasn’t the last.