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Water Bill Town Hall - TONIGHT at 7 p.m.

Water Bill Town Hall - TONIGHT at 7 p.m.
Cheryl Miller from Brockett Heights · Just now
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Water main breaks are
all too common in
our county.

Oct. 6, 2016:  If you have had issues recently with your water bill, or suspect that your water meter has been tampered with, changed or otherwise left to report inaccurate or unreliable data back to the county, PLEASE try to attend tonight's meeting at 7 p.m. The location is 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur.

Commissioner Nancy Jester is hosting the town hall, but residents from all districts are invited to attend. If you have been victimized by over the top/inaccurate billing, please plan to speak up in order to document for the public record the extent of errors and overcharges that have occurred. DeKalb County has a new Interim Financial Officer now and perhaps there will be a solution to this ongoing problem that has not been offered or suggested in the past. Do not give up!

Your water is a VITAL county resource that you PAY for, but you should not be charged for errors in the meter system, human error or corruption. Bring your proof with you if possible or just show up to support your neighbors who have suffered the headaches of improper and illegal billing procedures that have been allowed to continue in our county year after year.

Commissioners Kathie Gannon and Jeff Raider are also co-hosting this town hall meeting.

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