Error jacks up water bill 76,000 percent

The city water bill for the Westdale Commons apartment complex in north Modesto had a few more digits than normal this month.

It clocked in at $1,270,203.95 — up from $1,652.53 in January.

Was that 76,764 percent hike a sly way to close the city's looming $10 million budget deficit?

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