Rock­mart to ini­ti­ate wa­ter leak pro­tec­tion pro­gram

Lo­cal res­i­dents who wish to opt out of the pro­gram must do so in per­son at the billing of­fice.

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - From staff re­ports

Wa­ter cus­tomers i n Rock­mart who don’t wish to par­tic­i­pate in a pro­gram only have a few more weeks to de­cide whether they want to par­tic­i­pate in a pro­gram that will help save them money when leaks are found and costs go up for us­ing the taps.

The city’s Wa­ter Leak Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram will get un­der­way on May 1, and is de­signed to en­sure that when a cus­tomer has a wa­ter leak they can have their bills ad­justed to avoid pay­ing huge costs that aren’t nec­es­sar­ily their fault.

The city will ad­just bills up­ward of $750 per year, which is meant to both lighten the bur­den on both the city and the cus­tomer. How­ever once that limit is reached, cus­tomers are re­spon­si­ble for bills if leaks con­tinue.

So beginning with wa­ter bills due on May 15, cus­tomers who don’t opt out of the pro­gram be­fore then will see $3 added to each el­i­gi­ble ac­count on a monthly ba­sis to cover the new pro­gram’s over­all costs.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the pro- gram only ap­plies to res­i­den­tial cus­tomers.

Lo­cal schools, busi­nesses, in­dus­trial sites and multi- fam­ily ac­counts — with the ex­cep­tion of those in­di­vid­u­ally me­tered multi- fam­ily ser­vices — aren’t el­i­gi­ble for the pro­gram.

Those who choose to opt-out must com­plete the form in per­son at the City of Rock­mart’s wa­ter depart­ment billing of­fice at city hall, lo­cated at 316 N. Piedmont Ave., Rock­mart.

For more details about the “Wa­ter Leak Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram” please con­tact our of­fice at 770684-5454 or email the City Clerk at pher­ring@rock­,

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