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Water Issues: What Do You Pay?

Are you happy with the service?

Folks in Putnam get their water in a number of ways — including more than half a dozen special districts in the alone.

Last week, a user posted the following comment on the Southeast-Brewster Facebook page:

$469.38 water bill on Peaceable Hill water district. Does anyone else in the country pay that for a two person residence every quarter?!

Deputy Town Supervisor Bob Coll and Town Board trustee Lynne Eckardt said they are always happy to speak to residents about water issues, and that a broken meter, a leak or a running toilet may be to blame in this instance.

Regardless, Patch wants to know if Putnam residents are satisfied with their water situation.

Leave your information (including your frequency of payments, source and town of residency) in the comments section below.

BrewsterGuy August 23, 2012 at 04:30 PM
The most idiotic part of all this is that we are surrounded by massive reservoirs that are full or water, but in Southeast-Brewster we can't get any of it. The water situation here is insane and corrupt as possible. I would encourage people to NOT MOVE here because it is so crazy.
karin scheele August 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM
The thing I find most disturbing is that I have been told that we aren't allowed to dig our own well. I was told this by two companies that I contacted for estimates. They refused to even show up.
Southeast Resident August 25, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Marilyn please do not use the SE Patch as a political campaign smearing forum. The people of southeast get enough mud-slinging junk mail everyday and politcal phone calls. We don't need you to pollute our local patch with your political views. It seems you have a personal issue with this gentleman and it should be kept as that. Thank you... Southeast Resident.
steve saperstein August 26, 2012 at 04:38 AM
i live in the mt. brook water district. when the state mandated that all water systems irregardless of their size be brought up to the same standards , the town which had taken over this water district had to purchase a bond to fund the improvements that were necessitated. this more than doubled the bills for the 33 houses on the system. the problem stems from the allowance in the past of private developers to put in water systems which turn out to be totally inadequate in any number of ways. once your property is on such a system you are locked in forever. if you chose to install your own well you are still obligated to pay the system water bills also.
brewsterheightscrap February 25, 2013 at 04:38 PM
485 each quarter is ridiculous.. I'm also in Brewster Heights.. I average around 5000 gallons each quarter. my neighbor uses around 15,000 gallons each quarter. our bills are the same. looks like I'll have to start turning that hose on a bit. just got my new bill. Now I have to pay a 2 percent fee for using my credit card. that's another 9.70 .. don't believe I was ever told i was going to pay a fee for using my credit card.. goodbye New York

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