Two More Water Thefts Found During City’s Manual Audit

As the city of Summerville continues to audit its water and gas system, employees continue to find people stealing water service, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports.

A city of Summerville employee believes someone stole water from a residence at Carol Drive and one on Kay Drive in Pennville. City employee William Allen checked the meters last Thursday and discovered the locks had been cut off and the water turned back on. The incident is still under investigation.

The amount of missing water was not listed.

So far, employees found about 25 households stealing water from the city of Summerville, according to City Manager Janice Galloway.
The discovery came during a system-wide inspection of both gas and water meters.
City officials ordered the utility department to perform the manual inspection and read each meter. That’s more than 4,000 water meters, according to the city manager.

1 Comment

  1. Erik L. Mann on December 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Umm… How much money has the city stolen by continuing to use defective gas meters and defective software.
    When can we expect arrests for that? I recently had a gas line ran to my new home. Haven’t had meter installed yet.. But when I do can I report theft or robbery or fraud when I start getting bogus bills? Get your billing problems fixed. Look into why this deal was made in the first place with a company selling defective meters to the city. Sounds like a kickback scheme to me. As usual.. Government is the biggest criminals, but they never face justice for their crimes.

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