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Hundreds of Water, Sewer Bills Lost in Mail

Posted August 6, 2007 3:06 p.m. EDT

— The U.S. Postal Service has misplaced about 5,000 Hillsborough water and sewer bills, officials said Monday.

The bills were delivered to the Hillsborough Post Office early last week and should have been received by customers by Aug. 1. Payment is due by Aug. 25.

Hillsborough Finance Director Greg Siler said the town would reprint the bills as long as the data can be retrieved if the Post Office doesn't find the bills by Wednesday.

“We regret this misfortune and will work with customers as the need arises,” Siler said in a statement.

If the bills can be reprinted, customers should receive them by early next week. Anybody who doesn't receive a bill should call or come by the Water/Sewer Billing and Collections Office in the Town Hall Annex on North Churton Street to find out how much is owed, Siler said.

The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be open until 6 p.m. on Aug. 27.

If customers receive two bills in August, they should disregard one, Siler said.