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It's called polyethylene, a plastic used years ago to install water services. It's causing problems for one homeowner in Meridian Township.

Jim Carter, a local homeowner is out thousands of dollars due to a break in his water line. Even though Meridian Township installed his line more than 25 years ago, he now has to foot the bill.

The township has a policy where it guarantees work for one year and since the line was installed in 1974, the responsibility now lies with Carter.

Officials do admit that this plastic pipe can cause more problems than the copper that is commonly used now. They also say many homes in the area are still equipped with polyethylene.

If you want to know if this plastic is used at your home, officials say to call the Township offices.