I am not talking about the same inconsistent water bills that West Liberty residents had to endure. The bill that you see in the picture has inconsistent language with respect to the due date. Notice the SUBJECT TO CUT OFF language which states that the bill is due and payable now. Additional charges will be assessed if service is disconnected due to non-payment.
The inconsistency is that the due date is 2/25/13, but the bill was received on 2/13/13. The severe termination of service language is probably due to the fact that many poverty level people live in Roswell,NM. So the city of Roswell-Water Department probably puts the subject to cut off on every bill since the incidence of non-payment is high.
The water department also bills for sewage and sanitation. I think this is common for all water bills to charge for these additional services. The sanitation part of the bill was $12.75 which apparently pays for the trash receptacle behind house in the alley and the fancy dump truck that picks up the trash 2 or 3 times per month.