Tall (and costly) drink of water for Bladen Masons

Source: Bladenonline.com
Source: Bladenonline.com

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.

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