CANYONVILLE, Ore. -- Negotiations are underway to settle a lawsuit involving the Canyonville Christian Academy (CCA) and the City of Canyonville Water Authority.
When CCA realized they were paying double fees for their water bill, they filed a lawsuit against the city.
Roger Schafer, a teacher at CCA, say it just wasn't fair. "The double charging of water rates was an unjust charge."
They're now in the middle of a settlement, which singled out the double fees and removed them.
Canyonville City Administrator Janelle Evans says the fees were originally charged in order to build their sewer system. "The structure that was set up was set up by attorneys in the 70's."
Now that the settlement is underway for CCA, they're happy that their money won't just be going down the drain.
Janelle says now that their fees decreased, fees will increase for all of Canyonville, except for single family homes.
Schafer told KPIC News, "Their sewer rates are not going up because CCA had a few dollars knocked off their bill."
The city administrator agreed, saying the sewer rates have nothing to do with it, but it did affect the water rates for residents. "We basically want to be fair to everyone," said Evans.