Unhappy with bill for water and sewer

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Recently I sold a house located in the town of Niskayuna in Water and Sewer Zone 6. In order to sell this house, I needed to contact the Niskayuna Water and Sewer Department to get a final meter reading so I could pay the new owner what I had used since my last bill. I thought the bill would be pretty modest. I had paid the bill for water and sewer on May 2 in the amount of $80 for 84 gallons of water used. My closing was being held on May 11.I called the Water Department on May 10 and the Water Department employee assured me they would fax this information to my lawyer. I was thus surprised the next day when I got to the closing and this information had not been sent. I then called the Water Department and was told the employee who handles such matters had left for the day. I explained that I was at the closing on this home and the person I spoke to said she would see what she could do. During the closing, this information was received via fax. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered I was being charged $50 for use of 54 gallons of water and $30 for sewer usage, which I guess is the minimum charge in this zone. I also received a $25 charge for generating the letter, for a total cost of $105. In my mind this is highway robbery because the new house owner will also be charged $80 at a minimum. Thus, the town will be getting paid by both of us for the same period.Thomas McGarryNiskayuna More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectlast_img

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