HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) Residents of Haysville might get a reprieve after being shocked by high water bills.
After hearing from several angry residents Monday, the Haysville City Council gave city staff three weeks to devise a plan to deal with errors made on meter readings last fall.
One resident said her bill, which had never been more than $100, was $713 in January.
KAKE-TV reports the problem started late last year when the city realized that several meter readings were wrong. Updated bills were sent to residents in January, but several of those were wrong as well.
Haysville councilman Keith Pierce says it’s obvious the city doesn’t understand what went wrong with the meter readings.
The city staff was directed to present a plan at the next council meeting Feb. 13.