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Last updated on Friday, August 17, 2012
(SEELYVILLE)) - Imagine having a single bill to pay that was more than your entire earnings for one month. That’s exactly what happened to one Seelyville woman when she received her water bill.
With each dish Abigail Crawford washes, it's more and more apparent she's on her own. In April she moved out of her parents' home and to a trailer home in Seelyville, Indiana.
The 20-year-old single mother saw it as the perfect place to raise her young daughter.
"The landlord was really nice, the guy I bought the trailer off was really nice, my daughter loves it out here she runs around," Crawford said.
But with each run of the faucet, she's contributing to her water bill. Normally, this wouldn't bother her.
"In May, it was $80. In June it was $56, then this month they are trying to charge me almost $3,000 for it," she explained.
The July water bill looks even more outrageous in print; her grand total bill adding up to over 2,500 dollars.
Abigail immediately contacted her water company Seelyville Water.
"They told me it was normal that have sprinklers running everyday and that I might have a leak or my toilet runs non stop, but we've checked everything," she said.
Abigail's landlord did say there has been a leak in the trailer park, but the problem is, from the folks she's talked to it's not in her area it's well on the other side of the mobile home park.
"I asked them (Seelyville Water) to come out here and read my meter and they told me that they've already been out here three times," she said.
"I called yesterday and asked them to do it and they told me they'd already had somebody out here this morning and I didn't see anybody out here."
That leaves this single mother with few options.
"I guess I m going to have to let them shut my water off on the 18th, and go live with my mom for a little bit because I don't have the money to pay a $3,000 water bill," Abigail ended saying.
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