North Carolina man shocked by whopping $100 million water bill

Kieran Healy tweeted this picture of his water bill (Credit: Kieran Healy/Twitter)

The water bill wasn't so bad, but the service charge was eye-popping.

The News and Observer of Raleigh reports that Kieran Healy, of Orange County in central North Carolina, got a water bill for $189.92. The service charge was a dollar shy of $100 million.

Healy said he asked Orange Water and Sewer Authority on Twitter on Wednesday if he could make installment payments.

Healy posted later Wednesday that the utility company assured him that his bill was wrong.

The utility's Stephen Winters said an outside company sends payment reminder emails to customers before their account is drafted.

Winters said a mistake made it appear Healy faced a huge bill, adding he doesn't know how many customers may get emails with incorrect service charges, but the company is sending out apology messages.

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