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Often the first notice a property owner has that pipes are leaking is when the utility bill arrives for 10 times more than the normal amount. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Question. Our insured recently got a water bill that was thousands of dollars. When he called the town to dispute it, they investigated and found a leak in the water main to his building. The leak occurred after the meter, so he was being charged for the increased water usage.

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