My husband and I have a residential home that we rent out in Boise. It's been over 3 mths since my current tenant moved in & she still hasn't switched the water or sewer in her name. We received a past due sewer bill which states that if we don't pay it will be sent to collections. Then we received a water bill & contacted the tenant but she’s not responding. We can't afford to pay since we are currently in financial trouble. I know we can't have the utilities turned off, but if we don't pay the bill and the utility company turns the water off for non-payment, what then? Can we use her security deposit to pay her bills and demand that she replace that amount? Is there anything we can do to protect ourselves? Considering eviction but need money for a lawyer. We live out of state.