City of Maumelle Warned about Combining Sewer and Water Bills

Published 08/27 2014 11:04PM

Updated 08/28 2014 08:18AM

MAUMELLE, AR - The City of Maumelle is receiving a legal warning over consolidated sanitation and water bills. 

A letter from the Ritter Law Firm warns the arrangement is beyond the legal powers of the city and Maumelle Water Management.

It also states it would also violate the due process rights of Maumelle citizens.

The city has been looking for ways to increase collection of waste pickup fees.  

One in ten households in the city don't pay, leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars in uncollected fees. 

The mayor said the city's attorney is reviewing the letter. 

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