Jan Cope-Kasten was shocked a few weeks back when she received her water and sewer bill in the mail.

Normally it hovers in the $120 range.

Not this time.

“It was about $925,” she said Tuesday night, speaking with the Common Council.

After hiring a plumber who inspected her entire home, it was discovered she had a leaky, and rarely used, toilet that water was running through.

Cope-Kasten got that corrected, but that left her with one question — does she really have to pay that $925 fee?

The Ripon Common Council is considering a new ordinance that might mean she, and others in a similar position, won’t.

Read the full story in the April 15, 2010 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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