Anyone else having this problem? Itron installed the new battery on my water meter in late June or early July. Get my bill in late July and see that it's four times what it normally is. Check the interwebs and see that the amount of water they say I used is enough to supply a small industrial company.
Called PWD and they asked if the blue dial was spinning (which would signify a leak). It's not. The reading on the meter isn't even close to the one reported on my new crazy bill. More importantly, the initial reading on my bill doesn't match the final reading on my previous bill.
Nice lady at PWD says she'll have someone call me to set up an appointment to come look at the meter (still waiting for that almost 4 weeks later). Meanwhile, find out that at least three other homeowners on my block got outrageous bills as well. We're talking little old ladies living alone getting bills for $350 a month - and it's not just "catch up" because their batteries weren't reporting right, they're getting $300+ monthly usage for two months running now. All have called PWD and all have been told they'll investigate, but unlike me, they were told that "investigate" means they'll have the accounting department look into it.