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Haven House’s sewer bill covered

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By BRADEN LAMMERS

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (News and Tribune) — Jeffersonville's homeless shelter will have the money to pay off its sewer bill.

Jeff Cares, a volunteer group, organized an effort to raise $11,000 in overdue sewer payments, and in three weeks has nearly met its goal. Haven House Services Inc. Executive Director Barbara Anderson said the shelter is a few hundred dollars away from having its head above water again. Haven House operates the Williams Emergency Shelter along Green Street.

Clark and Floyd counties' lone homeless shelter was second on a top 10 list of the highest delinquent sewer bills that was released by Jeffersonville's sewer billing office in September. And in November, the city council passed an ordinance that would allow Indiana American Water to shut off water service for nonpayment of sewer bills in an effort by the city to reclaim $1.2 million in overdue bills.

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