Brockton: Meeting on tap to help water-weary residents

The long fight between the city of Brockton and residents over inflated water bills will be the focus of Monday night’s Finance Committee meeting.

City Councilors are expected to take up amendments to a so-called “look-back” ordinance.

The proposal would allow any Brockton resident to have two years’ worth of disputed water usage based on just six months’ worth of readings on a new meter.

Current policy restricts the six months only to residents whose meters failed an accuracy test or weren’t tested at all.

One amendment would address cases in which residents move during that time, while another would double the period to one year.

The Finance Committee is slated to meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Brockton City Hall.

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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.