- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say the northeast Ohio city of Cleveland Heights owes $2.2 million to the Cleveland Division of Water thanks to years of faulty meter readings.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports (https://bit.ly/1Kqwy07 ) Cleveland Heights city council was informed Monday night that six of their 24 master meters were “misread” from 2009 through August 2014.

The meters track how much water the city buys from the water division.

Officials say the mistake stemmed from zeroes that were omitted from meter readings.

A Cleveland Division of Water spokesman says the error occurred when the city began using automated meter readers about 10 years ago.

Cleveland Heights officials determined they owed $3.6 million for the error, but the water division already owed the city $1.4 million.

The city hasn’t determined how it will repay the funds.

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Information from: Northeast Ohio Media Group, https://www.cleveland.com

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