Appeals Court Decision Concerning Lead Pipes
- I am forwarding information I received from the City Water Utility Manager concerning the Appeals Court ruling on the City's lead pipe conversion program.
David Denig-Chakroff wrote:
> The ruling does not affect the sources of funding approved by the Council that we are currently authorized to fund the reimbursement program (i.e., revenues from communications leases on water towers and sewer utility funds). If the courts continued to rule in our favor, we would have requested a change in those funding sources to place a surcharge on water utility bills for the long-term (9 more years) funding of the program.
> >From here, we need to look at a couple issues. First, should the City appeal the court ruling, and second, if not, are the existing funding sources sufficient for the long-term funding of the program. The Mayor has requested staff to look at these issues and make a recommendation to her. We hope to be able to meet, analyze the situation, and make that recommendation within a week or so.
> David Denig-Chakroff
> General Manager
> Madison Water Utility