Morristown Woman Upset Over Letter About Water Supply

Morristown Woman Upset Over Letter About Water Supply

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Patricia Toti and her husband plan on spending their golden years in the home they recently purchased in Morristown. But after getting a letter late last month, Toti has regrets.

"They are either saying - I find somewhere else to live or provide my own water for those winter months. Basically, I am a seasonal village resident even though I pay taxes," said Toti. 

According to Toti, a hose was placed there by the village to keep the water from freezing in the wintertime, but after this spring, it's going to be gone for good.

The letter addressed to Toti's husband said that this is the last year the village will run seasonal water lines during the winter months. The reason - because the water lines are an "excessive expense" for the village.

"We sent letters out to three residents that we have in the village that are hooked up to seasonal water and it was telling them that if they wanted to have year round water, they would have to do something either with wells, or with filters on wells," said Cheryl Shatraw, mayor of the village.

Toti is told it just costs too much for the village to help supply water to a couple of homes during the winter. Toti wants the village to drill deeper and put in new lines. The mayor says that's not feasible.

"Well, part of the problem is that Morristown is built on bedrock and it's very expensive because you have to blast to get the pipes down low enough to prevent it from freezing and obviously with the winters that we have you never know what's going to happen," said Shatraw.

Toti also doesn't know what's going to happen next if the village follows through and stops supplying her retirement home with water. 

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