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There was a Huge Leak in My Home, & I Need Help My Water Bill Please!

My Story:

I am going through a divorce after 15 years of marriage. My wife moved out six months ago and all of the major household bills have fallen on me, whereas before, those costs were shared by us. Much to my surprise, when I got the water and sewage bills for the most recent quarter, the bills had gone up quite substantially from their usual amounts. I am primarily on a fixed income made up mostly by social security, and I am not in a position to pay that amount.

It turns out the reason my water bill was out of control was because unbeknownst to me, a person who had been installing a hot water tank in the basement used a toilet in the basement that is never used and the water had been running in that toilet for the past couple of months. This must have resulted in a major leak in my whole water system because the toilet is very old. I am rarely in the basement and that running toilet went undetected until the water company called me up when they had a staff member come to read the meter and asked me if I had a leak somewhere in my home. I managed to stop the leak, but I'm still on the hook for a huge water bill, and they told me I need to have it paid before my next quarterly bill comes in November. I know that they'll shut my water off if I don't have my bill paid by then, so I'm humbly asking for help with my overdue water and sewage bills.

It's been difficult to get by since the divorce, and I'm in the process of trying to get out of just sustaining myself on a fixed income. I'm in the process of looking for more work to supplement my income so that if something like this happens again, I'll be better placed to handle it. However, in the meantime, I know that I have to seek help or else I will lose my water service, which would make my home unlivable. I would be so grateful to anyone who can lend me a hand with this bill, and I promise to find a way to repay your kindness in the near future.


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