116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis woman has received a $1,600 water bill, a bill the city believes is accurate even though it's 20 times the woman's usual bill.
Erica Kocur says her bill is generally $70 to $80 per month. She says her "heart just dropped" when she got her latest bill.
The city says she must have a running toilet or dripping faucet.
But KSTP-TV says the bill is charging for almost 200,000 gallons of water. That's three times the volume of her entire home. A shower would have to run nonstop for almost two months to use that much water.
The city's director of treasury is LeeAnn Stagg. She says the city believes the bill is accurate, but the city will check Kocur's meter one more time.
Information from: KSTP-TV, http://www.kstp.com
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