The city of Lake Ozark is going to refund a resident the cost of water. According to a recently release report, a local resident who never had any issues with payment or anything else with the city’s utilities, suddenly had a water bill of over $5,000 dollars. Once the bill arrived to the resident, she immediately hired a plumber to find the cause of this sudden increase in her water usage, which turned out to be a leak in the ground. After the resident spent $3,800 in repairs, she wrote a letter to the city asking to be released from the massive costs of the leak that was not known to her. The city did review the case with other cases that have happened in the state and eventually agreed to refund a portion of the costs. The total adjustment that was approved by the utility commission board was $2,510.60, leaving the cost to the resident at $2,747.56. Since the city administrator by code can only approve up to $250 in credit, the utility commission board had to approve the costs.