Lake View residents elated at sewer bill’s passage

Lake View Meeting

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson

Residents in Lake View are breathing a sigh of relief after the Alabama Legislature passed House Bill 148, a bill tailor-made to end their sewer system payment woes.

The bill’s passage means the Tannehill Sewer System will soon be managed by the Alabama Public Service Commission, which will enforce payment guidelines upon the privately owned entity. Currently, residents living within the purview of the Tannehill Sewer System are paying more than $100 a month for sewer service alone.

The bill was approved with an amendment setting the PSC’s oversight to five years, with the potential to renew.

Lake View Mayor Adrian Dudley said he appreciates Rep. Rich Wingo for getting the ball rolling on this last November, and State Sens. Bobby Singleton, Rodger Smitherman and April Weaver were the ones who got this done with assistance from Rep. Louise Alexander.

The next phase is getting this approved in a statewide referendum.

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