Water service shut-offs rise
July 25, 2018
The City of Sweet Home is shutting off more water services to delinquent customers each month than it did last year.
During 2017, the city generally shut off between 20 and 46 water services for delinquent bills, according to city records. The exceptions were April with 78 and July with 85.
So far in 2018, the city has shut off 52 to 106 water services for nonpayment of water bills. The highest number of shutoffs was in January. In July, the city shut off 72 services, and April had 63 shutoffs. Those are the only two months so far where the number of shutoffs in 2017 exceeded those in 201...