More residents throughout the city will soon have adjustments made to high water bills.
At Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, a list of several homes was presented to council members for approval to make necessary adjustments.
A water leak in a line has caused some resident’s water bills to spike, some reaching nearly $6,000, which water department personnel said was caused by a water leak.
There are two sides of the meter: city and residential. The city’s side doesn’t affect the water bill, but the residential side does.
Although a list of the original bills were not available, the list of houses with account numbers, addresses and the amount adjusted to the bill are as follows:
Account No. 3823 - 449 S. Washington Ave.: $5,993.40; Account No. 4350 - 703 E. Walthal St.: $105.66; Account No. 4849 - 837 Dent St.: $1,181.25; Account No. 17525 - 1446 S. Theobald St.: $149.87; Account No. 4128 - 717 E. Chatham Drive: $100.85; Account No. 3924 - 1220 Luster St. $767.41; Account No. 4166 - 345 S. Theobald St. #A: $92.93; Account No. 10564 - 425 Fava Drive: $184.46; Account No. 6756 : 1246 Park Lane: $276.69: Account No. 7935 - 404 Watwood St.: $228.27; Account No. 7652 : 3509 S. Woodlawn Drive: $175.54; Account No. 8345 - 1927 E. College St.: $178.19; Account No. 8905 - 416 N. Solomon St.: $26.37; Account No. 6386 - 1209 John St.: $127.42; Account No. 5872 - 520 Cobb St.: $334.13; Account No. 5494 - 517 S. Dr. MLK Blvd: $287.49; Account No. 8362 - 232 Nevada St. $55.24; Account No. 7200 - 1921 Tucker St.: $129.12; Account No. 7509 - 1531 E. Alexander St.: $389.92; Account No. 7052 - 1469 E. Ollie Circle: $261.60; Account No. 6208 - 1707 Les Lane: $37.69; Account No. 5329 - 1140 S. Theobald St.: $745.06; Account No.6199 - 1618 N. Robertshaw St.: $100.85; Account No. 6667 - 1460 E. John Cove: $52.13; and Account No. 2839 - 212 Crittenden St.: $33.22.
How to get on the list
If a resident is concerned their water bill is too high, these are the steps to take: First, the person must make the water department aware of an increase to their water bill. Water department employees will advise the residents to contact a plumber to fix the leak, and then residents must give the plumber’s receipt to the water department.
After that, the water department looks at the months the leaks occurred. Once the leaks have been officially determined, the water department presents the updated list to the city council for approval to adjust their bills.
After being on the list once and if the problem occurs again, the current addresses will get rotated to the bottom of the list.
Also, at Tuesday’s meeting, the council approved the following travel/training requests:
n John Harmon traveled to Jackson from Aug. 11-15 to attend the Rope Rescue Awareness & Operations training at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in the amount of $92;
n Danny Bolden and Thomas Wade traveled to Jackson from Aug. 11-15 to attend the Driver Operator 1002 - Pumper Apparatus training at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in the amount of $184 each;
n Mayor Simmons traveling to Jekyll Island, Georgia from Aug. 21-22 to attend the Georgia Environmental Conference in the amount of $1,302.93;
n Lesson Taylor traveling to Carrolton on Aug. 23 to attend the Certified Local Government training in the amount of $99,04; and
n Jessie Ross is traveling to Biloxi on Sept.8-13 to attend the Certification Training for Operators in the amount of $1,446.