Wickenburg residents are outraged over dramatically high water bills.
Some residents, whose average monthly bill is $12.00 a month, saw an increase of more than $800 on their city water bill.
Residents say they’ve had their meter tested and the pipes checked for leaks, but so far, no sign as to why the bills are so high.
“It’s a mistake, we didn’t use 300,000 gallons of water. The property has been vacant for four months,” said Myron Deibel, a water customer.
So far, one resident has filed a claim against the city to dispute the charges, other residents have been forced to make payments.
So far, 20 people say they’ve made complaints to the city.
John Wright, the Wickenburg town manager tells ABC15 he only knows of two complaints.
The city says until a problem can be identified, residents must pay their water bill.
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