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Woman Shocked to Get $3k Water Bill

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Recently, a woman in Rogersville, Tennessee was left shocked after opening her water bill totaling over $3,000.

Winter seems to be the time of the year when bills come in at a more rapid rate. Several months ago, a woman in Rogersville, Tennessee was left shocked after opening her water bill totaling $3,000.

78-year old Betty Luster typically pays around $40 a month for water. In September of 2013, she was tipped off something wasn’t quite right when her bill shot up to $90.

Luster had her services shut off. She soon realized the reason why the cost had increased was because she had a steady leak under her house.

Although she had it fixed, it was too late. The next payment slip hit the 3 grand mark. Although Luster works full time, she’s having a hard time putting together the cash to pay off the sum.

Luster’s daughter Angie Barrett attended a board meeting hoping to rectify the situation and appeal the bill. In the family’s opinion, the water meter reader should have alerted Luster something was wrong before the bill got that high, as it would have known beforehand that there was a problem.

Sadly, the board decided not to waive the bill. Barrett is now working to get legal assistance for her mother.