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11/30/11 — Water district change prompts mass shut-off

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Water district change prompts mass shut-off

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on November 30, 2011 1:46 PM

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Allison Carter

Hundreds of Wayne County residents crowded the courthouse Tuesday to discuss changes in the Wayne Water Sanitary District's rules that required residents to get their water bills current -- or face water cutoff. More than 680 people had their water turned off Tuesday.

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Chastity Cerny, left, and her son Jacob, bottom left, stand in line Tuesday at the Wayne Water District office. She and many other customers were surprised by the water cutoffs.

Wayne Water Sanitary District customers who have leaned heavily on grace periods in recent months might no longer have that luxury now that the company has begun cutting off water to homes the day after payment becomes past due....

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