Sterling, like most communities, have a policy that says the home or business owner is responsible for repairs to water lines that lead from the main line to the home or business. These repairs could run into the thousands of dollars.
Mayor Skip Lee said he is looking into finding some kind of insurance or the like the city can offer to help pay for the repairs. He stated the main thing is to come up with something that is affordable to the taxpayer.
The mayor further said he is looking to see if it is at all possible for the city to offer this as a service. He said naturally it would have to be paid for as a fee or tax. But, the main thing is to take the burden off of the taxpayer said the mayor.
This came about when a water line break caused a sink hole on Avenue G. After much discussion with the homeowner they and the city came to an agreement for repair and payment. Mayor Lee said they hope to have the repairs completed in a week or so.