Changes coming to water bills in Augusta

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Monday, April 22, 2013

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Augusta committee members approved a change that affects how customers pay their water bills.

Utilities Director Tom Weidmeier says new technology means meter readers don't need as long as they used to before sending you a bill. The department is extending the reading cycle by two days a month, meaning for the next 10 months, there will be a longer billing period.

Weidmeier says the change will mean customers get their bills in a more timely manner to accurately reflect the water they're using.

"A lot of people will call and complain about their bill. They say, 'I know I didn't use that much water last month.' Actually, they're looking at a bill that's two months old rather than one month old," he said.

The move comes as the Utilities Department looks to find a new space for business. Right now, the department is leasing space for $15,000 a month.