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BOSTON -- Gov. Romney signed into law a bill allowing
landlords to install meters and bill their tenants for the amount of
water and sewer services used.
The legislation would allow landlords to bill only new tenants and
only if the landlords install water conservation devices for all
faucets, showerheads and toilets in the unit. Tenants in public
housing units would be exempt from having a meter installed in their
units. Supporters said the measure would preserve resources by
encouraging reduced water use by many tenants that often use more
water when their landlords are paying the bills.
Opponents said the bill is anti-tenant and would increase rents
that are already skyrocketing.
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