East Baltimore resident Evelyn Anderson may have her house sold against her wishes in a tax sale because of an atypical water bill of $1,300 that she was unable to pay. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun video)
As a native Baltimorean and student, I was delighted to read the commentary, “A ‘more just water system’ in Baltimore” (Dec. 17). City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young asserts that water bills, incorrect water bills and tax sales of the water bills are far too prevalent.
In West Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester community, I see first-hand families who are struggling to pay their bills. My own household has been through ups and downs trying to budget and adapt to the rising costs, as well as pay off previous water bill debt. I’ve seen my parents have to take off from work, which also means losing money, to settle and correct water bill errors and payments.