Guam Water Works Reviewing 7K Accounts

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This is the first time GWA has back billed since fiscal year 2013. 

Guam – The Guam waterworks authority is currently reviewing 7,000 water accounts and some of these accounts could receive back bills for up to four months.

 

According to GWA the review comes after water meters some that date back to the 1970’s were replaced for some 7,000 accounts. GWA is in the process of determining if the meters they replaced have been malfunctioning. GWA GM Miguel Bordallo says account holders may receive back bills over the next month or so. According to GWA, 113 accounts have been back billed out of 937 reviewed so far. 47 meters were reviewed and adjusted by GWA in the month of May and charges ranged as low as $4 and as high as $35K. It is important to note that the high charges typically represent commercial meters. Bordallo states that customers who do receive a back bill will be given the opportunity to set up a payment plan with GWA which would include 25-percent down of the back bill. Guam law only allows for GWA to back bill four months maximum. This is the first time GWA has back billed since fiscal year 2013.