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Updated: Thursday, 04 Aug 2011, 6:29 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 04 Aug 2011, 5:20 PM CDT
PRICHARD, Ala. (WALA) - FOX10 met Linda Blount at the Prichard Water Board. She's faced with a $1,200 water bill.
"I can't even sleep, and I am worried about that bill," said Blount. "I am worried."
We tried to find out why her bill was so high, but we were told Blount needed to give the board's attorney, Willie Huntley, written permission to discuss her bill with us. She did, and FOX10 tagged along.
"Mr. Willie Huntley told me to leave this for him," said Blount as she handed over a letter giving Huntley permission to talk about her bill.
This isn't the first time Blount has been hit with a huge water bill. In 2009 she received a more than $900 water bill.
A new water meter fixed that problem, and Blount thinks it would this time too.
"I hope they bring out some new meters instead of used meters because every time they come, they bring out an old meter and say it is new," said Blount.
Willie Huntley, attorney for the Prichard Water Board, said Blount had a leak and that since the meter was read on July 27, the leak has been fixed.
"The meter is reading normal now," said Huntley.
Blount said she never had a leak or anyone out to fix one.
Huntley said, "She could have left a faucet running for a month," and that resulted in the $1,200 bill.
That much water would presumably flood Blount's small Alabama Village Home.