Utility monopolies [insert rude

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Utility monopolies [insert rude scatalogical verb here].

I have one in mind in particular. Pittsburgh's water and sewer authority has screwed up again. Instead of maling bills regularly, they wait for a year then visit the house to paste a termination notice on the door.

When this happened in July 1999, I thought it was my error. Perhaps I hadn't given them an up-to-date address; I'd moved to Chicago, then Japan, then back to Chicago (briefly) before returning to Pittsburgh. But looking back, I think they had the right address all along.

Because it happened again. Last known bill, June 2000. Termination notice, November 2001. Total amount due, $650.


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