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no it was not added to bankruptcy because the water had been shut off. They told me when they shut off the water that foreclosure was not their problems and the water would be shut off but still billed. I asked how this was legal and they said it was their policy.
Thank you for your follow-up.In that situation this remains a valid bill, unfortunately. If the property is still under your name (that is, the property you left behind was never transferred to someone else and the water bill was never transferred to a new person, shutting down the utility does not terminate or otherwise affect the billing. In addition, since this party was never listed as a creditor with the bankruptcy petition, their right to seek compensation remains--their debt, both past and on-going,was never formally discharged. If they were listed on your application and the judge agreed to discharge that debt, then my answer would differ, but as the debt remained, so did their ability to add additional charges and to pursue payments.Good luck.
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