A house in our neighborhood is undergoing foreclosure. Yesterday, a neighbor saw a new notice posted on the front door of the home and decided to take a look. It was a water shutoff notice from Seattle Public Utilities. The homeowner owes $13,000 in unpaid water bills (plus $110 shutoff charge).
I’m wondering why SPU waited so long before turning off the water. That bill is equivalent to decades worth of normal household water use.