Until it came time to pony up for two years of water use, fines, and pay the couple of grand for the connection, then you gives your friends up...
"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them." Winston Churchill
This happened to a friend of mine, as well as my son.
In both cases the water works forgave the ONE TIME bill.
One of those two had a leak between his meter and his house. His house was built on a hill and the leak was not noticeable. My son had a leaky toilet, that I told him about.
Hope you get it squared away and they forgive the bill if it is in fact true.
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As a side note, as mentioned leaking toilets can run a staggering amount of water and you won't see or hear it. I've seen someone have a new cesspool installed and have trouble a month later because of a leaking toilet. Dye test your toilets a couple times a year everyone!
That said... I don't trust the utility companies. I've seen it twice myself. My grandfather died and the house was empty for five months, though he still used the same amount of water as when there were two people living there. (not a budgeted bill either)
Also saw a house electric meter get smashed and stopped dead. It stayed that way for three months. Again, the electricity usage apparently didn't fluctuate out of the normal range the whole time.
Sliced bread, the greatest thing since the 1911.
Hell, we pay 60 monthly for two and that is just water and sewer. They did stick us for "rainwater" runoff.
One thing to remember: There is a minimum water charge whether you use the water or not from a utility. So if you get charged regardless if you use under the amount of set gallons or no gallons at all.
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