A water bill is considered a lien against the property. Your real estate agent and/or title company should inform you of any outstanding water bills during the purchasing process, or you can contact Utility Billing for that information.
When buying or selling a home in Edina, residents are required fill out a Start or Stop Request form located under Utility Billing department. When selling your home, we request the date of closing, a forwarding address, and new owners name (if information is known). A final read is performed on the service address and a closing bill is mailed to the seller. Contact your real estate agent who can work with the previous owner’s agent to take care of the outstanding bill.
If these remedies do not work, the bill must be paid by current homeowner.