I recently received my semi-annual bill from the Oak Bluffs water department. Enclosed with the bill was a notice that I would be billed an additional $200 if it was discovered that my water meter had been installed backward. The water board believes that the homeowner is responsible for seeing that the water meter is installed properly. So, to my sister and fellow homeowners: Raise your hand if you know how to properly install a water meter. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this a little like my surgeon removing my gallbladder instead of my appendix and then suing me for his or her malpractice?

Nathalie Woodruff
Oak Bluffs