Feb 24, 2010

City says her $1,600 water bill is correct

A woman in Minneapolis, Minnesota usually has a water bill of $70 to $80 per month.

Erica Kocur said her last bill was for $1,600. The city believes the bill is accurate even though it's 20 times the woman's usual bill.

The city said she must have a running toilet or dripping faucet.

But KSTP-TV said 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.

Dripping faucet indeed!