Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

May 26, 2021

Senator Anwar Joins Senate Passage of Legislation Prohibiting Foreclosure and Enforcement for Unpaid Sewer Assessments, Related Fees when Under Certain Totals

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) joined the Senate in its passage of legislation that will protect individuals facing foreclosure in the face of delinquent sewer benefit assessments or use and connection charges. The bill would limit actions such as foreclosure for unpaid sewer charges totaling under $4,000.

“We all know too well the extreme financial hardships imposed on so many due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the long road to recovery some face in coming years,” said Sen. Anwar. “With that in mind, we owe it to our community members to ensure they will not be foreclosed, and this legislation establishes a minimum amount owed before they experience further financial strain.”

Senate Bill 968, “An Act Concerning Foreclosure, Assignment and Other Enforcement Actions For Unpaid Sewer Assessments and Other Fees and Charges,” would restrict liens on owner-occupied property for municipal or regional sewer or water pollution control authority assessments until the principal exceeds $4,000. Under the bill, the threshold is calculated separately for use and connection charges and benefit assessments. Under current law, there is no minimum below which a water pollution control authority, or WPCA, lien cannot be assigned. Municipal WPCA benefit assessments, municipal WPCA use and connection charges and regional WPCA assessments and charges cannot be foreclosed until their separate combined principals exceed $4,000.