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Ilive in Lake Havasu City ,Az. I HAVE BEEN MISBILLED FOR WATER USAGE AND THEY ARE THREATING TO SHUT OFF THE WATER. I HAVE SHOWED THEM THAT THE WATER METER IS MISREADING, BUT THET INSIST I PQID THE BILL. THIS HAS HAPPEN TWO MONTH IN A ROW:OCT ND NOV. I AM GOING TO PAY THEM AND TRY TO RECOVER ING SMALL CLAIMS COURT. iS THIS DOABLE OR COST EFFECTIVE. I AM WORKING ON SHOWING WITH PICTURES THAT THE METER IS MISREADING.

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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Thanks so much for your patience. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

This appears to be a classic breach of contract if you paid the amount that you owe and the higher amount was not a result of your using the increased water. A breach of contract just simply means that one party was obligated to perform and they have either have not performed or have said that they will not perform. Typically, the aggrieved party is entitled to be returned to the same position they were in before the breach. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for advising of a breach of contract. It's a bit easier (and cheaper) than going through litigation and I have seen it be effective in the past. If this doesn’t work, sadly, the only other option is to either go through an informal mediation or file a lawsuit in your local court. This website is also pretty cool because you can download the forms right after purchasing. Click here to get started.

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