by Sheila Gardner

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September 6, 2013
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County to run Foothill water system

County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to take over the troubled Sierra Country Estates water system, and directed staff to come up with an interim monthly rate. That followed testimony by system owner Marsha Tomerlin that she never charged the 20 homeowners in the gated Foothill community for water use. “Nobody in the subdivision paid for one glass of water,” Tomerlin said. “We never charged for water use.” She also said the system she operated with her husband Bill did not develop a reserve account. The county faced a deadline Friday from District Judge Tod Young to either take over the …

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