Home owner off the hook for $19,000 water bill

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ISHPEMING, MI (WILX) - Home owners in the upper peninsula were given good news on Wednesday.

And they have good reason to be relieved.

Now, that they're off the hook for a $19,000 water bill.

About one-million gallons of water leaked from a broken pipe at the rental property in Ishpeming.

A tenant and the city were not aware of the two-month spill in the home's crawl space.

The owners got a bill for $18,709.

On Tuesday, the city council voted to only charge what it cost the city to send the water through the meter.

That came out to about $2,500.

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