When a water line ran directly into the town sewer, a Hillsville church ended up with a utility bill totaling nearly $14,324.
By Christopher Brooke, Reporter
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 6:00 am (Updated: October 29, 6:00 am)
HILLSVILLE — The Hillsville church that had a hidden water leak over two billing periods received a $2,100 discount off its bill from the town.
Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church did not realize that someone hooked a water pipe directly into a drain for the sewage system.
This resulted in an outside spigot being turned on and running for a long time, creating a water and sewer bill that could have been as much as $14,323.74.
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