City to crack down on those who don't pay water bills

CHICAGO The city says there's been a 70 percent increase in delinquent water payments.

So Chicago has tripled the number of crews assigned to shutting off service for unpaid bills. Since June, they have averaged 150 shutoffs a day.

Once an orange warning sticker is placed on a property, the owner has 10 days to pay the bill. The city will work out payment plans if the entire balance cannot be paid at once.

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