College Park woman claims digital meter quadrupled water bill - CBS46 News

College Park woman claims digital meter quadrupled water bill

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COLLEGE PARK, GA (CBS46) -

A College Park woman claims her water bill tripled after the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management installed a new digital meter for her home.

"I can't use this language on national TV but I'm really mad about it, I am," Anne Callahan said.

Callahan's bill jumped from $25 in October to $112 this month.

The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management told the Navy veteran she has a leak, but two plumbers whom she called disagree.

"My bill went from two CCF to 10 and there is only one person living here, and that's me," Callahan said.

CCF is how the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management measures water usage with one CCF amounting to 750 gallons.

"So I'm using 7,500 gallons of water? It would have to be running out my house down the street," Callahan said. "My yard would be a swimming pool."

An Atlanta Department of Watershed Management spokesperson told CBS Atlanta News that the meter "is working properly," therefore, the department had concluded that the leak was coming from Callahan's home, despite the findings of two licensed plumbers.

Callahan has asked for the water company to send crews out to reevaluate her situation.

"They need to send some people out here that know their job, that's what they need to do, and they have a record of that," Callahan said.

The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management agreed to send a crew out on Friday morning.

Stay with CBSAtlanta.com for an update.

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