Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Stormwater Fee Sparks Controversy
WYOMING, Pa. -- Thousands of homeowners in Luzerne County opened their sewer bills this week, and many saw red. The higher bill came in the form of a new fee that caught some homeowners and business owners off guard. The fee results from a mandate by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The federal government demands that as part of cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, people in our area have to pay for ways to reduce pollution in the Susquehanna River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay.