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Council refuses water bill reduction after pipe break


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BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer City Council voted on Monday evening to refuse a request from a Bessemer resident to be relieved of a water bill that ballooned after a water pipe broke.

City Secretary Samantha Dorr said the city had changed the water meter at that location on June 28 and that the resident believed the break had occurred due to faulty installation.

She said that Fred Trevarthen had noticed a change in water pressure directly after the installation, but that changes in water pressure were not unusual. According to his son, Dave Trevarth...