Woman with high water bill pays with 49,300 pennies

Woman wanted to 'make a statement'

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A Florida woman who received a $493 water bill from the city paid for it with 49,300 pennies.

A Florida woman who received a $493 water bill from the city paid for it with 49,300 pennies.

WFTV reports Dana McCool said she wanted to send a message to the city about high water bills. McCool posted the drop-off on Facebook.

"I just wanted to make a statement. I want other people to come forward that has this bill. This is a far-reaching issue."

Officials told McCool the high bill was likely due to a leak in her system.

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