The Mansfield Board of Selectmen recently voted 3-1, with George Dentino, against to demand payment in full concerning an old water bill from the new owner.
The tenant of the previous owner had used the water and accumulated a bill of $2,316 by not turning off the water.
The property is on 360 Chauncy Street and was recently bought by Lester and James Michael Epstein.
The property had liens on it and selectmen voted to direct the Mansfield Department of Public Works director Lee Azinheira to demand payment in full, instead of $1,700 the two offered as a settlement.
Once the tenant moved out, the water was cut off and the town filed the lean before the property owner sold the house to the pair.
Town manager William Ross said that the usage and amount of water used is only calculated at the end of the month.
Ross said the property owners had a responsibility to see if the properpty had any leins on it befor ethey bought it.