south elizabethton utility district

south elizabethton utility district

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katiedid

Butler, TN

#1 Feb 4, 2010
what is up with the water bills in the south utility district (gap creek, long hollow area?) our water bill is running nearly 100.00 a month..it has went from 40.00 a month to 100.00 in the last few months.. are the meters being read or are they being estimated? everyone i talk to in the area is having the same problem.
Jane

United States

#2 Feb 4, 2010
Do you suppose we are having to pay for that big new building they built?
Justcurious

Nashville, TN

#3 Feb 4, 2010
The same here. Our water was froze for 21 days last billing cycle and our bill was still 47.00. I could just imagine what it would have been had it not been froze. We deserve some kind of explanation.
judy

Elizabethton, TN

#4 Feb 5, 2010
Maybe the Watauga Authority has taken over...thats what happen to North Elizabethton water customers...the flat rate is 70.00 a month.....
Independent

Johnson City, TN

#5 Feb 5, 2010
katie, try this. Turn off everything in your house, then go outside and take the lid off the meter. Inside there will be a gauge under glass that shows water use. On that gauge will be a little red triangle. If that any water at all is moving thru the meter, that little triangle will move. If everything in the house is turned off and the triangle is moving, you have a leak and leaks are EXPENSIVE. The most common place for a leak is your toilet. If all the "guts" arent in good shape, it can run up your bill by 20/month or more.

I hope this helps.
newcomer

Johnson City, TN

#6 Feb 5, 2010
Take a look at your bill, we are paying $7.00 to Hampton/Watauga just for a surcharge. There is just the two of us and we are paying 45/month for water. I think that is way too much. Our house is less than 3 years old with on leakage. When we first moved here the bill was in the low 20's. You'd think with so many people hurting from the economy that a TVA backed company would do better.
The Real Thing

Johnson City, TN

#7 Feb 5, 2010
Would it be cheaper to have a well drilled ?
Independent

Johnson City, TN

#8 Feb 5, 2010
You can figure a minimum of 10,000 to 12,000 for a well and ive seen them go as high as 18.
watterwo

White House, TN

#9 Sep 11, 2010
well mine was $315 so but we supoably have a leek no one will come fix be couse it half mille away from the house
thinker

Scottsville, KY

#10 Oct 14, 2010
well i know this ..i moved right above the department when they were in the little building 13 years ago..i can remember paying 18 and 20 dollar water bills ...its got higher and higher..and then when they moved to the new building it got alot higher...i had a water line bust underground..didnt know it till i got a 200 dollar water bill when i did find it i showed them and was told they adjusted water bills when things like that happened...
....lolol yeah right...i was told no they dont do that they buy their water...1 question who do they buy it from ? i thought it was from the tank on gap creek...wouldnt that make it south elizabethon water ?
anyway my last bill was pushing 100.00 also
josh

Kingsport, TN

#11 Feb 28, 2011
how can we stop this 7.00 surcharge this is not fair
kenneth donohoo

Nashville, TN

#12 Jun 29, 2011
why don't you have an after hours or emergency number????????

“The One The Only”

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#13 Jun 29, 2011
kenneth donohoo wrote:
why don't you have an after hours or emergency number????????
why would you need one!!??? dont you know how to turn your meter off?
pissed off

Johnson City, TN

#14 Jun 29, 2011
katiedid wrote:
what is up with the water bills in the south utility district (gap creek, long hollow area?) our water bill is running nearly 100.00 a month..it has went from 40.00 a month to 100.00 in the last few months.. are the meters being read or are they being estimated? everyone i talk to in the area is having the same problem.
Sounds like a royal skewing to me. Makes ya wanta fight. Go to your monthly meeting and DEMAND answers. Shixz like this HAS to cease.
pissed off

Johnson City, TN

#15 Jun 29, 2011
watterwo wrote:
well mine was $315 so but we supoably have a leek no one will come fix be couse it half mille away from the house
How close to your house is the meter? If this supposed leak is NOT between the meter and your house, it is not your responsiblity and IT WOULD NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR METER unless it is going through the meter. Nevertheless, the water dept. has to give an ADJUSTMENT once a year. AND what is a half mile from your house?
pissed off

Johnson City, TN

#16 Jun 29, 2011
kenneth donohoo wrote:
why don't you have an after hours or emergency number????????
Those on the other end of an emergency number quite often won't answer. Figure they must ALL be out taking care of EMERGENCY BUSINESS. a crock of bull. Also, I was told once "Don't ever touch your meter. Call us and we'll come turn it off". So, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. I personally think there is a damned bunch of trained crooks in charge...of everything. I'm beginning to think they go to a special training school to learn how to rip people off! I hate the utility companies.
pissed off

Johnson City, TN

#17 Jun 29, 2011
josh wrote:
how can we stop this 7.00 surcharge this is not fair
Everybody gang together and "raise Cain" about it. It probably won't be any benefit to you in the long run anyway. You are paying not only this so called surcharge which is a tax BUT also paying taxes on this tax.
pissed off

Johnson City, TN

#18 Jun 29, 2011
Jane wrote:
Do you suppose we are having to pay for that big new building they built?
Well, "Jane" who else do you think is going to pay for it?Google: lithium in our water . Talking about our being in the dark!
Smith

Johnson City, TN

#19 Jul 5, 2011
You will pay for it!
forget it

Johnson City, TN

#20 Jul 25, 2011
Just drink your own waste as has been done all these years. Put your well tap into the septic tank. After all why change things

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