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Old 03-01-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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Nothing to update today other than my husband stopped for a cup of coffee at WaWa this morning. He ran in to a NB city housing authority inspector that he knows/is kind of friendly with. Asked him if he's heard anything about these smart meter readings & the out of control bills that the city is making property owners pay. He said (paraphrasing), "You didn't hear this from me, but it's a problem & they (the powers that be) know it's a problem".
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:47 PM
 
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Nothing to update today other than my husband stopped for a cup of coffee at WaWa this morning. He ran in to a NB city housing authority inspector that he knows/is kind of friendly with. Asked him if he's heard anything about these smart meter readings & the out of control bills that the city is making property owners pay. He said (paraphrasing), "You didn't hear this from me, but it's a problem & they (the powers that be) know it's a problem".

So now you know, and that's good info to proceed with. Maybe post in your state forum for others?
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Wow, that really sounds like you need to call the local news investigation team. They would probably salivate to get the scoop. If they can get it out to the public then people will call and will get a more comprehensive list of people who are having the same issue. Then no more sweeping it under the he rug.

Sounds kind of abusive to not admit there is a problem. Wonder if anyone has had their water turned off because of the problem and not paying the extreme billed amount.
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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Wow, that really sounds like you need to call the local news investigation team. They would probably salivate to get the scoop. If they can get it out to the public then people will call and will get a more comprehensive list of people who are having the same issue. Then no more sweeping it unit he rug.

Sounds kind of abusive to not admit there is a problem. Wonder if anyone has had their water turned off because of the problem and not paying the extreme billed amount.

Right?! Like you should just pay 8k and let it go.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:47 PM
 
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Now it makes sense that it could have been a toilet that was running non stop since your water is very expensive. My father lives in the northeast and he complains about $90 bills a quarter ($30 a month) as high and that includes water and sewer.

I would ask for a repayment plan and to see if they can set up an alert for your account when it goes over a certain usage per month so it never happens again.

Why is the water so high is there a pool or a hot tub?

How about a leakage on the pipe from the street to the property?
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:49 PM
 
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How about a leakage on the pipe from the street to the property?
I am referring to the pipe under the ground.....
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Unfortunately it doesn't, and we can't seem to find a state agency/board that does.
Try the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. From their website:

The NJBPUs Division of Customer Assistance handles water/wastewater
billing complaints, and can also arrange for water meter testing. Billing
complaints should be directed to:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Division of Customer Assistance
44 South Clinton Ave., 9th Floor
PO Box 350
Trenton NJ 08625-0350
1-800-624-0241
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:31 PM
 
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Try the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. From their website:

The NJBPUs Division of Customer Assistance handles water/wastewater
billing complaints, and can also arrange for water meter testing. Billing
complaints should be directed to:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Division of Customer Assistance
44 South Clinton Ave., 9th Floor
PO Box 350
Trenton NJ 08625-0350
1-800-624-0241
Board of Public Utilities | Customer<br />Assistance
My husband already called & was told that they don't get involved in "these things".

Maybe the idiot who answered the phone didn't know what she was talking about.

I just submitted a complaint via the website.

Thanks!

If I hear anything back, I will be sure to post!
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:48 PM
 
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My husband already called & was told that they don't get involved in "these things".

Maybe the idiot who answered the phone didn't know what she was talking about.

I just submitted a complaint via the website.

Thanks!

If I hear anything back, I will be sure to post!
That Should be interesting to tell the media. Sure you get names
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:02 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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The typical bill for this property is around $700.00 per quarter.
Where are the water rates so high?

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So about $7,400.00 more than usual.
Ten quarters (2 1/2 years) passed before someone noticed/said anything?

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The city doesn't allow tenants to put the water/sewer account (s) in their names.
Has to be in the property owner's name.
And the billed party, the owner, then get the bills?

Where are the 'adults' in all this?
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