DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) -- As many as 1,000 homes in DeKalb County have been overcharged on their water bill.
It's a problem the county describes as "systematic," and believes is happening in various clusters around the county.
Gwyn Gordon's water bill was usually about $70 a month. Then came a $160 bill, so she cut back on her usage. However instead of saving money her next bill was more than $400.
"My bill was $438," she explained.
It left her boiling mad, enough to sound off on a Decatur neighborhood blog.
"My original post was did any one else get a high water bill?" she said.
Gordon discovered she's not alone in her water woes. Ninety-nine others posted they were also overcharged including Sarah Duwell. She received a $700 bill.
"I was astonished. I had no reason why," Duwell said.