PORT HENRY — The Village of Port Henry water bills that went out recently may need to be adjusted because of the harsh winter.
Village Trustee Matthew Brassard noted that water-system users were advised by the village to let their water trickle to prevent pipes from freezing.
“We want to remind residents to please fill out a water-adjustment form if their water bills are higher than normal due to them running their water this past winter,” he said by email.
“If we don't get an adjustment request, we will not adjust the bill.”
Brassard said customers can get the form at the Village Hall on Main Street or by going to the website porthenrymoriah.com and clicking on the village part of the page.
“You will be able to print a form from home and send it in," Brassard said. "We will be accepting adjustment forms until the Friday before June’s (Village Board) meeting.
That deadline is June 5.
"The board will go through the adjustment forms case by case to ensure that this bill is actually higher then previous ones.”
Port Henry had dozens of water-line freeze-ups over the past winter, during which temperatures plunged as low as 20 degrees below zero.
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