My mom is disabled from a stroke and brain surgery a few ago She had a leak with her hot water heater. Yes it went sky high quick. My mom doesn't have to much longer anyway we had a Quit claim deed done notarized my question is do I had to pay the thousand dollars now this is my name
It doesn't sound like you are legally obligated to pay the bill; in other words, they cannot sue you for the bill. However, it's also not clear that the water company would be required to turn the water back on, without you establishing a new account; if the water company will let you do that.
You don't mention any discussions that you've had with the water company, so it's hard to give you any kind of an answer other than "unknown".
Just because I answer your question does not mean that I am your lawyer, or that you should take action based on my answer. I am not your lawyer. I can give you my best guess based on the facts as you present them in your question. Any questions that I ask in my response are rhetorical, which means that I do not want you to answer my questions.
Be warned: Unless someone pays the water bill the water company or city will not only com e looking for the money--they will not let you (or whoever owes the money) open up a new account anywhere.
In some cases, the water utility will substantially discount a bill where you have proof of the repair of the leak.
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