E.R. Shipp: No one should lose their home over an unpaid water bill in Baltimore

There is so much to be outraged about these days. Start with the city’s bumpy road to hiring a new police commissioner. Then there’s the government shutdown with no end in sight as thousands of federal employees go unpaid and many of the rest of us are inconvenienced. Let me add something else: Baltimore’s antiquated system of punishing people who have outstanding water bills by making it possible for them to lose homes and houses of worship to foreclosure. We’re talking water bills for as little as $350 or $750, depending on whether the property is occupied by the owner, with interest and fees then piled on. (Balt. Sun)

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