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Thousands of customers to see higher charges on sewer bills

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will ask thousands of customers to pay extra on their sewer bill for services that didn't show on their monthly statements before.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports nearly 1,900 residential customers and 3,700 commercial customers will see higher charges on their current bill. The average undercharge for an affected household is $450.

The average undercharge for commercial ratepayer is $2,300, but that includes some larger customers.

But about 4,600 residential customers have been paying too much. The district will knock an average of $120 off upcoming bills.

The district says the miscalculation began nearly two years ago. A spokesman says the district buys meter data from a water utility to calculate many customer rates, but the new system's data wasn't properly computing with the district's billing programs.

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