“While some water loss can be expected due to water leaks and defective meters, the inconsistency and size of the variances seems unreasonable,” states the audit.
The audit questioned Waterworks business transactions with two former board members. Since both are no longer board members the auditing firm accepted the conclusion.
The audit recommended the Waterworks “be more aggressive in collecting past due accounts.”
The audit recommends the Waterworks assess unpaid billings on owner’s property taxes or turn it over to the state or a collection agency.
The Waterworks’ responses to address and fix the multiple situations were accepted by the auditing firm.
A copy of the audit completed by Clive-based certified public accountants Peak & Co. LLP can be found at the Centerville Municipal Waterworks office and at the state auditor’s website, www.auditor.iowa.gov.