Hi, thanks for your question. You should hire a lawyer for specific legal advice. No attorney client relationship is created here.
Bankruptcy discharges debt up to and thru the date of filing. Utilities that are used, can be billed from the day of filing forward for usage. This can also include a deposit for future services, up to 2 months the courts have deemed permissible. Water/sewer bills are different though, in that they are "in Rem" meaning they stay with the property, not the individual. So, the owner of the property would still be liable to make the payments, including the past due amounts, otherwise the city can put a lien on the property, and disconnect future service unless a deposit is paid.
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