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Casshew
01-09-2004, 06:31 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — When Chuck Richison received a water bill in the mail last week, he had a hunch it wouldn't float. Richison's bill normally runs about $55, but the new one was for $7,714,510.21.

Chuck Richison's water bill shows the $7.7 million due to Corpus Christi, Texas.
By Omar Ornelas, Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP

"It was the 21 cents that got me," he said. "You're not too worried about it because you know even if it is real, you can't afford to pay it."

Richison, whose meter had been recently replaced, called the Utility Business Office for help — only to be told the meter hadn't been misread. The city later adjusted the bill, acknowledging he was overcharged.

Full Story at USAToday (http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-01-08-water-bill_x.htm)

alpharee
01-10-2004, 02:41 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) When Chuck Richison received a water bill in the mail last week, he had a hunch it wouldn't float. Richison's bill normally runs about $55, but the new one was for $7,714,510.21.

Chuck Richison's water bill shows the $7.7 million due to Corpus Christi, Texas.
By Omar Ornelas, Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP

"It was the 21 cents that got me," he said. "You're not too worried about it because you know even if it is real, you can't afford to pay it."

Richison, whose meter had been recently replaced, called the Utility Business Office for help only to be told the meter hadn't been misread. The city later adjusted the bill, acknowledging he was overcharged.

Full Story at USAToday (http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-01-08-water-bill_x.htm)


:laugh: Time to file bankruptcy

CARLA
01-10-2004, 12:51 PM
;) Time To Drink Bottled Water..!!

Yikes Can You Imagine Opening A Bill Like That..!! :p

CARLA

Casshew
01-10-2004, 04:32 PM
Teenage daughters use a lot of water ;) but not THAT much!