Only Russellville citizens that have seen bill increases of over nearly 4 times their normal rates due to underground pipes that leak or major leaks or water will see the effects of the ordinance.
City Councilman Lanny McPherson says that if the customer's bill is 4 times its normal rate, they would pay the city's wholesale rate for the water. And the water went into the sewer system they would pay 50 percent of the sewer rate. But if it didn't go in the sewer they would pay nothing.
During the past 2 years, Russellville has had to weather citizen complaints about dirty water and other issues with Logan Todd Regional Water.
But McPherson promises that the ordinance is aimed strictly at helping citizens and nothing else.