Flomaton residents get relief on bills

Software glitch misreads about 20 customers for several months; now only required to pay minimum

About 20 Flomaton residents who received elevated water and sewer bills this month will only be required to pay the minimum bill after the town discovered there was a glitch in the electronic meter reading system.

Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., said the town discovered the wrong meter readings and after talking with Utilities Superintendent Shaun Moye, felt the best thing to do was drop it and have those residents pay the minimum bill.

Moye said the town no longer physically reads the water meters but drives by them and a computer reads the meters.

For several months those 20 residents' bills s...