Couple gets huge energy bills for vacant house

MANCHESTER, IOWA - An eastern Iowa couple says they've received a $6,000 energy bill in February — for a house nobody was living in.

The bill was for a vacant rental house that Pat and Jim Graybill of Manchester have been rebuilding. It was an estimated bill from Alliant Energy, which means the utility had not checked the meter reading on the home.

Alliant Energy spokesman Ryan Stensland said that the Graybill's electric meter "rolled over" past zero and the company's computer system did not recognize it.

Stensland says the couple will receive a corrected bill.



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