Q: Did the town of Payson charge for every bucket of water taken from the town lakes to fight the Willow Fire?
A: Town Manager Fred Carpenter said fees for the water taken from the lakes at Green Valley Park are paid to the Northern Gila County Sanitary District. Joel Goode of NGCSD said normally fees are charged for water taken from the lakes or put in tankers, but in the case of the Willow Fire, no fee was charged. "We considered it an investment for keeping the community safe."
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