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The landlord is responsible for repairs which are not the fault of the tenant. Thus, the water leak is the responsibility of the landlord and all damages resulting from the water leak. This would include the increased water bill. But, if the landlord contests this after you ask him to pay the increased water bill, here's what I would suggest to avoid the landlord accusing of you of being in default by withholding your rent: I would pay the water bill and then file suit against the landlord in small claims court. You can file this without an attorney and you will avoid the risk of the landlord simultaneously pursuing an eviction against you by alleging you are in default.
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