Woman recieves $74,326.66 water bill

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    When Rose Mary Cook received her utility bill from the city of Mascoutah, she hoped it wouldn't be over her $200 average, so when the bill read $74,326.66, she nearly hit the floor.

    The city claimed she used 10 million gallons of water -- the current estimated daily usage of drinking water for cities the size of Fargo, N.D.; Tacoma, Wash.; Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, S.D.

    "Luckily, when I opened the bill, I was sitting down," Cook said. "I could have filled every pool in southern Illinois and still not used that much water."

    In fact, Glen Canyon dam near the Arizona-Utah border stands 710-foot-tall and holds 10 million gallons of water from the Colorado River.

    "My daughter asked me if I was hoarding water during the drought," Cook said. "I told her I would, but I don't know where I would find 10 million gallon jugs."

    Cook owed $29,787 for water, $43,581 for sewer, plus $893 for municipal tax.

    "And if it isn't paid by next Saturday, I owe $78,000," Cook said.

    http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/news/local/12111740.htm
     
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  3. aussieblue

    aussieblue aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi

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    LOL When i read this title, for sure i thought this would be in Australia.

    Our water is so damn expensive here, especially in the state i live in.

    ~aussieblue
     
  4. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Well, hopefully :rolleyes: :rolleyes: my pool will be getting filled soon, so I'm expecting a pretty large bill, but NOT THAT LARGE!!!
     

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