City of Flint Warns 8,000 Residents to Pay Their Water Bills
8,000 Residents of Flint are being warned to pay their water and sewer bills to avoid having that debt rolled over to their property tax bill.
According to ABC12, these residents are at least six months behind on their bills have until mid-June to pay off their overdue balance. Customers that don't pay their bills will have that amount placed on their property tax bill and a lien will be placed on their home July 1.
For some residents this could go horribly wrong and they could end up losing their homes due to foreclosure. Can you imagine that? Residents don't pay their bills because the water is poisoned and still not 100% safe to drink and because of that, they become homeless. These people aren't paying their bills because they don't want to, it's because they don't believe they should pay for poisoned water. Now with that said, I know there are some people who will take advantage of the water situation and use it as an excuse to not pay....I'm trying to give everyone the benefit of doubt.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says she's working to see if anything can be done, but for now, says the city is obligated by local ordinance to follow the procedure by law.