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CINCINNATI — Venus Kent knew she had plenty of work ahead of her when she bought her first house, a $10,000 fixer-upper in Camp Washington.
“The house had sat vacant for at least seven years before I bought it,” she said. “And it had been ransacked, stripped of all metals. Anything that they think is valuable. Including the water meter.”
When Kent called Greater Cincinnati Water Works, or GCWW, to get a replacement meter, she discovered the house would need even more fixing than she anticipated.
The missing meter was considered a disturbance in the line. And because GCWW knew the service line carrying water into the house was made of lead, that disturbance meant Kent had to replace it.
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