Am I wrong?

Am I wrong?

To the Editor:

I recently received my semi-annual bill from the Oak Bluffs Water Dept. Enclosed with the bill was a notice informing me that I would be charged $200 if it were discovered that my water meter had been installed backward. The Water Department Board believes that the homeowner is responsible for seeing that the water meter is installed properly.

So, I call on my sister/fellow homeowners: raise your hand if you know how a water meter should be properly installed. 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/her malpractice?

Nathalie Woodruff

Oak Bluffs