Auditors: Cut off delinquent accounts
AMITE - Auditors are advising Tangipahoa Parish agencies to cut off sewer and garbage collection services on accounts that are four months or more overdue.
They said the Tangipahoa Parish Water District lost out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in uncollected water and sewer fees in the past two years.
According to the audit, released Monday by the state Legislative Auditor's Office the district was unable to collect about $229,000 in sewer and garbage fees in 2011 and $136,000 in 2010. Statistics on uncollected fees for 2012 were not available in the audit.
Auditors recommend the Tangipahoa Parish Water District contact the parish's Sewer District No. 1 and Hammond to request they shut off accounts that are 120 days past due.