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County jail pulls plug on use of Bronson sewer

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By Claude Lewis

BRONSON –When most people open a bill and see that the charges are alarmingly high, they usually get on the phone and argue their case.

Some might get an adjustment, while some might get stuck paying the whole enchilada.

When the Levy County Sheriff's Department received a monthly water/sewer bill of $10,700 from the Town of Bronson for county jail usage, Major Mike Johnson's jaw dropped.

The bill is usually half that amount.

Johnson, who is the administrator in charge of approving the payment of bills, had a third option at his disposal –drop out.

"It's been creeping up on us more and more every month,"Johnson said of the water/sewer fees charged by Bronson. "It's like getting ripped in the back with a knife several times."

The December bill was apparently the straw the broke the back.

In a cost-cutting move that shocked Town Council members at the Feb. 4 meeting, Johnson announced that the jail was pulling the plug on sewer hookup to Bronson effective Feb. 8.


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