Baltimore Billing Errors Result in $80K, $35K Water Bills

BALTIMORE (AP) — Some Baltimore residents have been hit with water bills up to nearly $81,000 as the city switches to monthly billing.

The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2hVzXZd) at least three residents say they’ve received bills for tens of thousands of dollars more than they owe.

City officials say they’ve corrected at least two of those residents’ bills, and are determining the cause of the errors.

Public works officials began moving some 200,000 city water customers from quarterly to monthly billing in October, but acknowledge there have been some issues. They’ve also switched to wireless water meters that are supposed to improve billing accuracy, after years of complaints.

Some say they’ve yet to receive a bill under the new monthly system. Others say they’ve paid their bills but weren’t credited for the payments.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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