Condo owners at the Whitehall Forest East community in Georgia's DeKalb County are facing about $300,000 in water and sewer bills because aging and leaky pipes cost the residents more each month than they can afford. County commissioners may create a special tax district that would help to update water and sewer systems to reduce monthly costs. "It takes the burden off the homeowners association and homeowners from trying to pay one large bill that's extremely, extremely high," says Corey Turner, president of the HOA. "Each unit is going to have a water bill of its own."

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