Erroneous water bill
Posted by Dick Ellingson (+1023) 9 months ago
My latest water bill shows a month past due. It says two months will be withdrawn from my checking account on March 25th.

I phoned and was told it was because of going from February to March and the bill is dated the same day my payment was made by the bank.

My concern is that their computer says $106.12 will be withdrawn in March, and I got no assurance that the computer would be corrected before that can happen.

I don't recall this happening in years past.

Did everybody get a bill like this?
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+1848) 9 months ago
I no longer have the water bill set up on auto withdraw; however, I did at the time payments were being made from my Dad's account (while the house was his). There were a few times I felt it was wiser to have the payment made earlier in the month so I cut a check and paid it directly. If a direct payment is made, it stops the auto withdraw because no balance is due. If you are concerned about the amount to be withdrawn, you might make the single month payment (that is actually due) to override the double payment that is a risk. I would also verify the account then has a zero balance (of course, I'm often a "belt and suspenders" person). The auto withdraw should resume in April. Good luck!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 9 months ago
I found it amusing that an automatic payment could be overdue. I just wrote down the amount and will keep an eye on March.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 9 months ago
Misread the thread title as "Erogenous water bill"

I am disappoint.
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Posted by TheDude (+535) 9 months ago
Something else about our water department that I think is absolute bs-they charge an additional $6.00 if you pay your bill via credit card.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17335) 9 months ago
This totally baffles me, too. Many businesses won't take checks anymore.

It's pretty much coming to a WTF moment. Only check I write anymore is to.my barber. Fortunately for me, being old and follicly challenged, that only happens 6 times a year.
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