Ted Bartlett, who owns apartments on Grayson Street in Galax, said he received a huge surprise when he opened his water and sewer bill this month — the bimonthly bill jumped from $210 to $649.
Galax City Council approved a new water and sewer use ordinance in November 2007 that requires individual apartment and trailer park units, which share a common meter, to be charged a separate minimum fee — the same as those who live in houses in the city.
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