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Baltimore to send water turn-off notices to 25,000 delinquent customers
Baltimore to send water turn-off notices to 25,000 delinquent customers

Baltimore officials are sending turn-off notices to 25,000 delinquent water customers, giving them 10 days to pay long overdue bills or face the loss of water service. The customers — both residential and commercial users in the city and Baltimore County — together owe more than $40 million in long-unpaid bills, said Public Works director Rudy Chow. He said officials decided it was time to crack down on the growing problem of accounts that go unpaid for months or even years. "We want to make sure all of our citizens pay their fair share," Chow said. "When we don't collect the necessary revenues, it causes us to raise water rates as a result. The citizens...

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