No water at Pa. fire department due to unpaid bill

September 5, 2008 5:50:53 PM PDT
Even volunteer fire departments have to pay their water bills. That's the message from the Pittston Township Sewer Authority, which disconnected water service to its fire headquarters in a dispute over a years-old bill that totals $1,025.

According to sewer authority chairman Tony Attardo, service was restored Thursday "in the interest to the general public." By then, the building had been waterless for almost 24 hours.

But debate over the sewer bill still rages. Fire department president Joe Aliciene says firefighters feel they don't need to pay it because they provide a vital service.

But Attardo says if the balance is still outstanding in a few days, the authority will file a lien against the fire department and its property.

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Information from: Times Leader, http://www.timesleader.com


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