5 Months Since I have Asked for Water Bill Deposit to be Returned.


Refund for 1885 Creekwater Blvd. Acct#119405-35802 December 2, 2013 8:05 AM
“Patrick Stajdel Sr” <lpstajdel@yahoo.com>
To: “Patrick Stajdel Sr” <lpstajdel@yahoo.com>
Cc: “Heather McDonald”


We are going on 5 months since I have asked for my water bill deposit to be returned.  
Any progress?
Pat Stajdel

On Oct 31, 2013, at 10:32 AM, Patrick Stajdel Sr <lpstajdel@yahoo.com> wrote:
Once again I am extremely stressed as to how Port Orange does business and how they bill their water customers.  Lets review the steps I have taken so far to try and get my water bill account closed out and any money refunded that was set aside in my deposit.
1. I called the PO Water Customer service dept on July 8 and informed them of the sale of my house with a closing date of July 25 and asked for the water to be turned off on that date.  I was informed that they would not turn water off until I faxed them my closing statement on the day of closing and call to verify that they received it.
2. On 25 July a fax from Watson realty was sent to Customer Svc and followed up with a phone call asking again that my water be turned off.
3. I than received another water bill, which went to my old address and then forwarded to my new address with water charges from 7-12 to 8-14-13, which was $100.27.  The way I figure that bill should be prorated to be around $45.00 for services rendered between 7-12 to 7-25-13.
4.    I went in person and told them that I had moved and didnot understand how I was responsible for the water bill when I had completed their request on how to terminate my water charges.  I was told that they never received my fax and wanted to know who I spoke with on the follow up call.  I explained that I did not remember who I spoke with but I could provide evidence of the fax transmittal which I did.  I was told that for me to be proffessional, I should have also documented whom I spoke with and without that, they could not verify that I followed up on the fax and with out that there was know way they would have taken action on closing my water bill.
5.    I received another bill, statement date 9/19/13 requesting payment of $74.41 which was adjusted by $25.46 without explanation.
6.    I made another call complaining about my bill on 9/27/13 and they requested that I send documents showing I had faxed in the closing statement on 7-25-13 which I did sending this info by email to Heather.
7.    On 10/9/13 I called back and talked to Jenny and Heather following up the status of my bill and was told that it was approved by their office but it now had to be approved by finance which may take 4-6 weeks.
8.    On 10/28/13 I called back and again talked to Heather and asked about status of bill and she stated that I could expect a check in about 4-6 weeks for the amount of $28.85 which I was told was the remaining part I owed after subtracting my $100.00 deposit.  I asked her to email me how that amount was calculated which she did.
9.    Upon review of the final billing and calculation, I still believe that I am being billed incorrectly.  I noticed that the billing calculations were based on a termination date of 8/19/13 which is clearly well after the sale of my property which was 7/25/13.
I would like your help in resolving this issue.  This has been going on way to long and I feel that I am being forestalled in order to make me just go away.  I am not happy on the way I am being treated and feel an explanation is warranted.
Patrick J Stajdel

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