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#1 Marshan Man

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:42 PM

Mine was almost triple the amount of what it normally is. Did I miss something???


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:30 PM

I haven't gotten mine yet for this quarter.  I know there was some rate adjustment on my last one.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:04 PM

Mine was almost triple the amount of what it normally is. Did I miss something???

 

The city needs Mo Money since the speed camera scam has been put on hold

 

You can appeal and will probably win BUT you have to fax in a request and will have to go down there at an appointed time to meet with a commisioner, you will also waste a whole day down there waiting for them to hear your appeal so bring a charger for your iphone or ipad.

it might be worth it because there is a good chance your future bills will reflect this current high bill since they dont actually read the meter many quarters and just estimate what they think you should be charged based off of previous bills.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:55 PM

Wasn't there a big to-do about this a few years ago?


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:59 PM

 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:01 PM

Or more recently:

http://www.baltimore...al-water-bills/
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:24 PM

Two years later ...

 

http://www.baltimore...1220-story.html

Baltimore switches to monthly water billing, some residents say they have received bills for tens of thousands of dollars more than they actually owe.

One homeowner in Baltimore's Medfield neighborhood got hit with a $35,000 water bill. Another in Northwest Baltimore received a bill for more than double that amount. A third, in South Baltimore, was even higher: Nearly $81,000.

"Obviously, we were startled by such an absurd amount," homeowner Michael Matten said.

 


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#8 Marshan Man

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:36 PM

Smh. The city should be ashamed. Pugh needs to focus on this.
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Btw that rate I complained about years ago became my new norm. :rolleyes:
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 04:29 PM

The water bills are totally outrageous.  I got mine just when they started the monthly thingy I mentioned some months ago.  Well my three month period ended a month before the change went into affect which gave me a four month bill which is outrageous.



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 06:36 PM

Supposedly the city has a new water-billing system.  Seems to not work, just like the old one.

 

Oh well, one day it will get better, right?



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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:10 AM

Yea, last year when my well pump went up ....
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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:39 AM

The city can't seem to do anything right except vote themselves nice raises for the fine job they do running things.



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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:45 AM

Sounds like congress...


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Posted 22 December 2016 - 11:41 PM

Mine looked like it was Smaller for the month than what I was being billed Quarterly on Minimum. I'm by myself and there's No Way I was using 35gal/day by myself.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:38 AM

Mine has gone down nearly half. I usually run around $250-$300 per quarter, I've had 3 monthly bill; $42, $73, $55 = ~$170. The difference in each month makes no sense I haven't done anything different water wise in the past 3 month.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:28 PM

I hope that Mayor Pugh will be the one to finally do the things that need to be done to help turn Baltimore around. Problems like this have been ignored and allowed to go on for far too long under the other mayors.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:38 AM

Smh. The city should be ashamed. Pugh needs to focus on this.
Baltimore's High Water Rates Violate UN Standards

Btw that rate I complained about years ago became my new norm. :rolleyes:


I am completely confident that she'll not only look into it but she do A Lot to resolve the matter favorably for the citizens of Baltimore.

I'll stay tuned.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:35 AM

Here to add to the list of issues.  Just had a new Digital water meter put on my house.  Over a 35 day period I used 371 (100cubic ft) of water. Which came out to be 2151 gallons of water a day. $695

 

Needless to say I am not happy. Typically my bill is $50.  I turned off the water to the house adn checked the meter. No leaks.

 

I contacted downtown. They said they would ahve a guy contact me in 2 days HAHAHA. 2 weeks later still calling trying to get a guy to come out and look at their meter.

 

This isn't going to go well I can tell. 


Edited by TheIcon, 11 April 2017 - 07:46 AM.

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#19 Norman

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:42 AM

Last year I got an extremely large one...made it look like we were filling up multiple pools.  I called them up and they had me read the meter (the one in the basement, not the outdoor one they read.)  They adjusted the bill and installed a new meter.  We didn't pay the big bill, but somehow they ended up giving us an additional big credit which just recently got used up after all this time.  I guess the defective meter had been incorrect for a while, but not in the extreme amount that finally clued us in.  Of course I don't live in Baltimore so YMMV.



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:50 AM

Yea I don't have a meter in my basement otherwise that would be nice.  

 

Its hard to fight something with only one meter and the people that you pay, also installed it, and also say it works. 2151 gallons of water a day is alot of F'n water.  

 

I can't believe it has been years and this is still an ongoing issue.


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