CAMBRIDGE WATER BILLING ISSUES

By  | October 31, 2014 | 3 Comments | Filed under: Cambridge's Dirty Drinking Water

CAMBRIDGE WATER BILLING ISSUES, is a facebook page I started to get people paying attention and exposing what is going on with Cambridge’s

outlandish water bills..

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We are trying to get over 1000 people to sign on.. We know you’re out there, we know you’ve been hit over and over again these past

four years with ridiculously high water bills.. and when you call YOUR CITY HALL.. and speak to someone who is being paid a good buck from your tax dollars…

Rude would not even begin to describe the way you’re treated.. I hear horror stories daily as to how some callers are treated..

PAY UP OR WE ADD THE BILL PLUS ADMIN FEES ONTO YOUR PROPERTY TAXES..

 

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WELL..

I think there needs to be an internal audit of the process on how they bill you .. how they justify the billing and their attitude..

I think if you have overpaid, you should be reimbursed plus administration fees..

So .. start signing up please, and gather up those bills you have been paying for the past 4 years

IT’S TIME FOR THIS CITY HALL STEP UP AND DO THEIR JOB.. no more gouging the public..

Below is a sample of one ladies billing and treatment at the hands of City Hall..

 

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I am submitting this with the permission and on behalf of the lady with the original $ 4,900.00 dollar water bill.. check out how badly the professionals (?) at city hall are treating her.. I have another Lady preparing her letter for submission, her bill is $5,000.00 Dollars!!
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Wait until this happens to you!

It is inevitable because the City of Cambridge has been ignoring any/and all complaints (quite flippantly and rudely) about abnormal high water meter readings since 2010 and continue to do so.

I’ve literally been fighting City Hall since May 26, 2014 about a $4,910.79 water bill stating the amount was for a two month period.

Also, a most recent water bill in the amount of $363.50 due to the water billing department plugging in their own reads without any clearly marked explanation. (Thank goodness I’ve been recording my own water meter reads on a regular basis since May 27, 2014). Please understand the unfathomable usage of water pertaining to the above $4,910.79.

My whole house would be flooded, probably removed from its foundation and seen floating down the street! I have never dealt with such intimidation, arrogance and nonprofessional with any business as at the City of Cambridge.

It is evident to me that they are covering up a lot of mistakes and malfunctions. Aware and informed are the following: Mayor (Doug Craig), Chief Administrative Officer (Gary Dyke), Commissioner of Corporate Services and Treasurer (Steven Fairweather), Manager of Tax/Water Division (Nancy Reay), Councillor of Ward 5 (Pam Wolf), Regional Councillor (Karl Kiefer) and last but not least Legal Services (Cheryl Zahnleiter) .

I implore everyone who is accountable for paying a water/waste water bill to take this comment seriously.

Please know that a consultant is being hired by the City of Cambridge (at the taxpayers’ expense) to investigate the absurd ongoing water billing problem.

Supposedly, Gary Dyke (the new CAO for the City of Cambridge) was initially appointed this responsibility. Please research any and all information pertaining to the water bill problem in the City of Cambridge. i.e. bjackson@cambridgetimes.ca/May 14, 2013 “Water meter test ‘complimentary’ if meter amiss.

Also, Sandra Hill’s website referencing the Badger Water Meters @ Sandrahillformayor.com/in-the-news.

I really need everyone to participate in solving this problem.

I have received many threatening notifications and most recently a letter from the legal services department (Cheryl Zahnleiter) that if I do not pay the water bill by November 07, 2014 the defaulted account amount plus administration fees plus interest will be applied to my property taxes.

Please note that I have always paid my previous water bills on time and in full. I have not paid the above bills due to principal and integrity!

 

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3 Responses to CAMBRIDGE WATER BILLING ISSUES

  1. lvann11@sympatico.ca'
    Silver Surfer November 3, 2014 at 6:12 am

    The way city hall does this is illegal on my planet. The joint condo owners threatened the city with a lawsuit and the city caved. landlords can’t get organized to challenge the city. If they did the attitude would change big time.

  2. theamdempster@hotmail.ca'
    Thea Dempster February 5, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I have a water bill story to share with you. Please call me

    (for the purpose of privacy…the phone number was removed by a Site Administrator)

    • Debbie Duff Vitez February 5, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Hi Thea,
      I just responded via facebook.. Please check it out..
      Debbie

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