Spokesperson Fernando Molina says that while meter malfunctions are possible. [t]here’s been less than 5 documented cases in the last 20 years.
“There is always that chance that the meter is over-registering but it is extremely rare…”
See the comments posted with the article as of 11-12-16.
Mr. Molina, you’re lying to the public.
The archives on this site have news reports of Smart Meter overbilling and inaccuracy — water and electric — for no reason. Wireless interference from other wireless devices, including other Smart Meters, is the culprit, as well as heat, moisture and other environmental impacts to the cheap electronics.
Tucson residents have the choice of fighting to get their analog meters returned or letting the water company steal their money.
From KVOA — News 4 Tucson Investigators
November 10, 2016
Exact same story here. Suddenly I had a 700 dollar bill and next month it was back to 60. No leaks, no theft, no trace of those thousands of gallons of water they claim I used.
I to have received higher than normal water bills after new meters where installed, once on my primary residents and then just last month at my rental property. The water company said they can not say the meter is faulty. I had the water company come out and check the meter and it was performing as normal, no leaks. They said somebody is stealing my water. I live in the middle of nowhere. In both case the water usage returned to normal the next month. They ended up getting a extra couple hundred dollars out of me.
Tony Ray Baker
Realtor at Tierra Antigua Realty
Just recieved a bill for $600 dollar, same exact story as Bill. Auditor came to my house twice, could not find any thing. Do you know the facebook page or how to contact Bill?
Similar story here, too. 2 adults, no drip system, A/C (no evap used), no leaks, toilets checked out OK. So where did 12,000 gallons of water go??? The City did “give” us a “courtesy adjustment” of 1/2 of the loss. And NO adjustment on the sewer side. “That’s the county’s juristiction” . BLAH, BLAH,BLAH, we’re still out the cash.
I also received a 500$ bill at my moms home. One woman no kids no pets. I also called they came read meter, no signs of leaks and no explanation just had to fork the money up. This happened in August of2016 here in Tucson
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