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Nevada City Sewer Error Means $5 Surcharge

Nevada City has detected an error in their sewer bills, and if you are on their system, you’ll have to pay that money back…

Listen to Mark Prestwich 1

City Manager Mark Prestwich says the idea was that those who used less water would pay lower rates, but the city would be guaranteed a certain amount of money with the fixed rate portion. But, the computer messed up…

Listen to Mark Prestwich 2

The error computes to 31 dollars a bill, which went on for four billing cycles. That’s a total of 124 dollars per household. Add all of those households together, and it comes out to 180-thousand dollars. Prestwich says that money is important…

Listen to Mark Prestwich 3

The issue was brought to the City Council last week. They approved a proposal that the money be paid back at five dollars a month over two years.

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