FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – A Fargo homeowner says city officials turned down a request to adjust one of his water bills.
Bob Kjenstad says the house typically uses between 1,000 and 2,000 gallons of water per month, but says his water meter showed the house used a whopping 74,000 gallons in July.
The house is located at 534 21st St. N. and is currently occupied by a friend of his wife who acts as a caretaker.
City officials thought the house’s toilet was faulty, but Kjenstad says it had been checked and there was no problem with it. Kjenstad says he also checked around the house for leaks and found nothing.
Kjenstad says city commissioner Dave Piepkorn told him to hire a plumber. Kjenstad told Valley News Live that he doesn’t want to call a plumber because he doesn’t want to spend more money.
In a meeting of the city committee Monday, Kjenstad’s request for an adjustment was unanimously rejected.
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