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article imageSandy victims being charged for water they are not using

By Owen Weldon     Jun 24, 2013 in Environment
Residents, of Staten Island, whose homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy say that the city is charging them hundreds of dollars for water they have not used ever since the storm.
According to NBC,some of the bills have reached as high as $500, which is being described as ridiculous by Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY).
According to Fox, the homeowners are subjected to a minimum charge of $1.19 per day.
The Department of Environmental Protection said that storm damaged homes that have accounts are reviewed before a bill is sent out to them.
According to CBS, Grimm said that the city should just look at the meters of the people whose payments were deferred, and they would see that there has been no water used and then the payments should be waived.
Grimm also said that some people are even paying twice because they are still living in the Staten Island area and using the water wherever they are staying, and the city should not be getting paid for that.
Grimm also added that NYC should be the target of a lawsuit over the water bills, especially since some of the homeowners are being charged twice for the service.
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