Council discusses water issues

Town of Snead

Water issues were again the topic of discussion by the Snead Town Council last week. They discussed water bill problems for Snead Hydraulics and Wayne Snead.

The water department had informed the council that Snead had not paid a $650 bill because he had not used any water. Utility operator Jeff Whited explained that Snead purchased a water meter and it was installed on the 14th of the month and read on the 19th. He said that the department runs 15 gallons of water through the meter to activate it and the billing. “As soon as you are connected, you are charged a minimum.” Whited said.

Whited and council members agreed that Snead should not be charged for a one-day bill, but rather wait until the next billing cycle.

The issue at Snead Hydraulics involved a $2,000 unpaid water bill after the company said they had no leaks on their side of the meter.

Several councilmen noted that the company does, at times, do a lot of pressure washing which could account for high water usage. The council instructed Whited to pull the meter and have it checked and report back on the findings.

The council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month.