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Landlords may be responsible for renter's water
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McMinnville officials may consider a measure that would make landlords responsible for the actions of their renters, as far as water and sewer bills are concerned. Water and Sewer Committee chairman Jimmy Bonner has asked city attorney Tim Pirtle if property owners could be held responsible for their renters not paying.“It has been brought to my attention that people renting houses are moving away and leaving their water bills,” said Bonner. “Tim, couldn’t we pass an ordinance to make the homeowner liable for that if they move off and leave their water bills?”Pirtle replied, “Yes, we can look at that.”Bonner says the city is losing revenue.“I think this is something we need to look at.