Mystery water use on woman's $766 city bill

A clip from Charito Marcoux's latest water bill, showing a massive increase in usage compared to...

A clip from Charito Marcoux's latest water bill, showing a massive increase in usage compared to previous bills. She received the bill after she returned from a holiday in the Phillipines. JON WILLING/OTTAWA SUN/QMI AGENCY

Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:34 AM ET

OTTAWA Charito Marcoux was jolly after visiting family in the Philippines over the Christmas holidays but her mood changed as soon as she opened her water bill.

"I almost fainted," Marcoux said.

Seeing $766.64 is probably enough to knock any ratepayer off-kilter.

Marcoux said she lives in her Orléans home with her husband and teenage son.


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