Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority Sued Over Radio-Controlled Water Meters

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority customer is suing claiming she and other customers have been overbilled by as much as 600 percent and threatened with shut-off notices due to faulty radio-controlled water meters.

An authority spokeswoman declined to comment on the lawsuit first reported Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, but filed last week.

The lawsuit says the authority knows there are problems with the meters, but that customer complaints are not being dealt with fairly or promptly.

An authority news release in February, for example, says some of 83,000 customers who received the new meters in September 2013 have had problems which the authority expects to fix by July.

The class-action lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, attorneys’ fees and a court-order ending the use of the new meters, among other remedies.

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