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Elton audit shows water problems

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ELTON, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - An independent audit finds costly water leaks and delinquent utility bills continue to be an issue in Elton.

The audit shows the town's utility department lost $88,000 last year and that several town employees were at least 30 days delinquent on their utility bills. Both are recurring findings from past audits.

Mayor Cathy Hollingsworth says the town is taking measures to correct the problem.

Hollingsworth says the Jefferson Davis Parish town is working to repair water leaks and has made improvements to its sewer plant.

In the report released Monday, auditors recommended that the town consider increasing water and sewerage rates and decreasing expenses to offset recurring losses in the utility department.

 

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