City leaders fix high sewage bills in Bainbridge

City leaders fix high sewage bills in Bainbridge
"We will make sure everybody gets left whole, and nobody gets harmed by our mistake. We're fixing it and I think the council action last night was as quick as we could do it," said Chris Hobby, Bainbridge City Manager. (Source:WALB)
"We will make sure everybody gets left whole, and nobody gets harmed by our mistake. We're fixing it and I think the council action last night was as quick as we could do it," said Chris Hobby, Bainbridge City Manager. (Source:WALB)

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Hundreds of folks in Bainbridge saw much higher sewage bills this month than ever before.

City officials said a sewage cap was accidentally removed.

Some residents who normally paid around $17 were shocked to see bills way over $100 this month.

Tuesday night, the city council passed a resolution to establish a 12,000 gallon cap on sewage charges.

"We will make sure everybody gets left whole, and nobody gets harmed by our mistake. We're fixing it and I think the council action last night was as quick as we could do it," said Chris Hobby, Bainbridge City Manager.

Those who already paid their bills will receive a credit.