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Water shut off over $2.36 bill

Jan. 8, 2009 at 7:02 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Atlanta water department officials acknowledge it was a mistake to cut off service to a former Georgia lawmaker over a $2.36 balance due on his water bill.

Bob Irvin, the former Republican leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, said the water at the home he shares with his wife, Lynn, was shut off at about noon Wednesday after the couple received a notice in the mail last week informing them of the outstanding $2.36 due on their account, WGCL-TV, Atlanta, reported Thursday.

Lynn Irvin said she checked with her bank to be sure her recent checks for $714.77 and $234.66 went through. She said she tried to phone Water Department Commissioner Rob Hunter but was unable to get through Wednesday.

However, WGCL-TV said it was able reach Hunter and the Irvins' water was turned back on within 30 minutes. A water department spokeswoman said the department erred in shutting off the water, as disconnections are not usually done until a delinquent bill has reached $50.

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