Just how widespread are sharp increases in water bills in DeKalb County?
Bills have tripled at least once for 1 in 8 residents and businesses since April 2015, according to an extensive analysis of water billing data obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
That’s 22,488 customers whose bills jumped compared to their median charge.
The AJC’s review shows for the first time how many people have been affected by extreme water bills.
Some of the charges are legitimate when they’re caused by increased water usage, such as for swimming pools or lawn watering.
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