Reported by Scott Saxton email
ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WECT) - Talk about a hard bill to swallow!
Masonic Lodge #646 in Bladen County received a water bill this month for $495,204.01, payable by the first week in December. The bill was set for a bank draft on December 7th if not paid.
The bill is obviously a mistake. WECT news spoke with a member of the Masons Friday. Jerry Smith tells us the bill was supposed to be for around $40 and the situation has been cleared up.
The water department in Elizabethtown is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Workers were not available for comment.