City of Belen lowers man's water bill after KOB story

Posted at: 01/23/2014 12:40 PM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

John Bodeheimer received a
John Bodeheimer received a

City leaders in Belen admitted that city staff made a mistake when they insisted that a homeowner pay a 33,500-gallon water bill.

John Bodeheimer contacted 4 On Your Side last week after he received a letter from City Manager Lucy Baca claiming he must've had a leak at his home.

In December, Bodenheimer received a bill for more than $3,000 claiming he used roughly 730,000 gallons of water in November. 

Wednesday afternoon, City Manager Lucy Baca met with Bodenheimer to explain that the city improperly billed him.

4 On Your Side Investigator Ryan Luby is meeting with Baca today. He'll share her explanation of the error tonight on KOB Eyewitness News 4 at 10 p.m.