UPDATE: No Neosho residents attend meeting to discuss costs associated with aging water pipes

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The issue was brought up at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Some Neosho residents have expressed concerns of the costs associated with the keeping up of the pipes in their homes, as some have been there for decades. But no residents came out to comment on the issue.

City leaders are looking into a new policy that would allow Neosho residents to be reimbursed if a pipe that was connected from their house to the water meter were to spring a leak. If the council were to adopt the policy, the city would reimburse up to 50 percent of the costs from repairing the pipe from a licensed plumber. However, this policy does not include repair costs to a leaking faucet or leaks inside the home.

City leaders did not take action on the measure tonight and say they plan to look further into the issue.

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At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Neosho leaders will be discussing the possibility of a leak adjustment policy.

Some Neosho residents have concerns of the costs associated with the keeping up of the pipes in their homes, as some have been there for decades. The new policy would allow Neosho residents to be reimbursed if a pipe that was connected from their house to the water meter were to spring a leak. The Neosho city manager says the discussion will help ensure they are looking at all their possible options before the adopt a plan.

“It’s more of a let’s look at our policy and let’s make sure we’re being fair to everybody,” says Leland Butcher, Neosho City Manager.

If the council were to adopt the policy, the city would reimburse up to 50 percent of the costs from repairing the pipe from a licensed plumber. However, this policy does not include repair costs to a leaking faucet or leaks inside the home.
 

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