City Council to see revised sewage back-up policy March 17

       A proposal to ease the city wastewater policy regarding sewage back-ups is scheduled to be presented to Colorado Springs City Council (acting as the Utility Board) at the next monthly board meeting March 17.
        Council members could then decide to make the proposal an action item at their formal meeting March 23, according to Rachel Beck, a spokesperson for Colorado Springs Utilities.
       A majority of council gave informal approval to the proposal at the Utility Board meeting Feb. 18.
        The leniency plan, partially in response to a major back-up in the 2100 block of West Bijou Street in January, would immunize property owners from personal cost from sewer back-ups if they can prove proper service-line maintenance.

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