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Airway Heights residents complain of high water bills

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - If you've noticed an increase in your water bill, you may want to check for leaky faucets, running toilets, or failing underground irrigation systems.

City Officials at Airway Heights said they are aware of customers complaining about higher water bills, but this time of year, water use is usually up. Checking for hidden leaks can help keep your water bill down.

Michael Bucklin and his wife moved to Airway heights from Texas. So far, he hasn't seen anything too shocking on his water statement.

"Now that we've just started watering, its gone up a little," Bucklin said.

Down the road, Amanda Hendrix said her bill has been consistent. But for her friend in Spokane, that isn't the case.

"Her issue was a leak in her sprinkler pipes, so hers did go up about $300, but that was something on them to fix, not the city," Hendrix said.

Bucklin and Hendrix said they're staying optimistic that the Airway Heights water crisis will soon be over, but they aren't blaming the city for increased utility bills.

"As long as they take care of the problem, that's all we care about," said Bucklin.

New water test results are expected Thursday.