Gina Mace
Ohio.com correspondent


CUYAHOGA FALLS: Falls residents who pay an extra charge as part of the high pressure water district will see that charge drop off their bills as of Sunday.



The high-pressure district includes homes and businesses in Wards 3, 5 and 8 that were formerly part of Northampton Township.



When the township merged with Cuyahoga Falls, the city bought Summit County waterlines and offered service to residents affected by the merger.

Along with their water usage, those residents and businesses pay a service charge, which, along with the tap-in fees, was used to pay the debt for the waterlines.



The fees were expected to end after 20 years.



But because fewer homes were built than expected and about 100 homes have not tapped in, residents in the former Northampton area are still paying the extra charge.



The Falls City Council on Monday approved legislation to terminate the fees as of Dec. 1.