The Housing Authority of Baltimore City is disputing allegations that it owes millions of dollars in overdue water bills to the city as “wildly inaccurate,” arguing that the actual total is far lower. Baltimore’s inspector general published a report Tuesday stating that the city’s internal figures show the housing authority was behind on water bill payments to the tune of $7.8 million. But the report also pointed to several problems with the Department of Public Works’ billing system, which could be contributing to confusion about the housing authority’s total charges for its roughly 7,000 properties.
Baltimore housing authority at odds with city over water bill debt total
September 15, 2023