If you've been putting it off, time has come to pay up.

The Tuscaloosa City Council has agreed to have a debt collection service go after unpaid fines for water and sewer bills.  The same company already has a contract to collect fines for red-light camera and parking ticket violations.  They say the biggest group of people of offenders are apartment residents leaving without paying their water bills

Based on city data, about $300,000 each year is written off in unpaid water and sewer bills and approximately $864,000 in unpaid parking tickets.  Almost  $267,000 has been collected from red light camera fines and about 73 percent of unpaid parking fines.

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