By NEMS Daily Journal
SALTILLO – The fees for rereading a meter or for payment being late will be waived for Saltillo residents whose water bill for August was 50 percent higher than July’s.
Mayor Bill Williams said the large increases were due to errors in meter readings on an estimated 100 homes.
The Saltillo Board of Aldermen voted in executive session to waive the $25 fee for rereading meters, if the resident believed the charge was wrong. Affected residents also will be allowed up to Aug. 25, with no fee, to pay the water bill.
Williams said the city will begin an auditing process to ensure something like this does not happen again, where they do surprise inspections every month. Williams said he could not discuss specifics because it involved personnel.
The board also voted to hold the balance of pay due to the former water meter reader, who resigned in July, pending a legal review.