Jeffco sewer receiver begins new job

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The man who has been given legal control of the Jefferson County sewer system begins his new job on Monday.

A county circuit court judge appointed John Young as the receiver of the county's sewer department. Young is a New Jersey water utility executive and his controversial pay is set at $500 an hour.
Young says he wants make the department more efficient. He is also planning to raise sewer rates.

Young wants to increase revenues so the county will be able to pay off its $3 billion sewer debt.

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