Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May addressed residents demanding answers about excessively high water bills during a town hall meeting at the Maloof Auditorium in Decatur on Nov. 10. Curtis Compton/

DeKalb water billing audit ordered

An independent audit will try to get to the bottom of extreme water bills in DeKalb County.

The county’s chief auditor, John Greene, recently ordered an outside examination to determine the reasons for the county’s problems with inaccurate bills.

Companies are being asked to submit proposals for the auditing job, which will include a review of water meter malfunctions, installation errors, data entry mistakes, billing systems and other irregularities.

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The audit is scheduled for completion by May 15.

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