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Mary Pat Clarke
Residents protest city's planned water shut-offs
Residents protest city's planned water shut-offs

A couple dozen protesters rallied outside City Hall Monday to call on officials to reverse a decision to begin turning off service for water customers who are behind on their bills. Sharon Black, a Waverly woman who helped organize the protest, called on the city to delay any water shut-offs. The protesters want the City Council to investigate the reasons why the delinquent water customers are late to pay. "We're in a state of shock and outrage," said Black, an activist with the Peoples Power Assembly. "People aren't paying their water bills, because they can't afford to." The Department of Public Works announced last week that the agency will begin...