Outraged Water Dept. employees appear before city council

Outraged Water Dept. employees appear before city council

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ATLANTA, Ga. -

Dozens of frustrated City of Atlanta employees waited hours to air the Water Department stained laundry in a public forum.

FOX 5 was the first media outlet to tell you about widespread theft of equipment paid for by customers who pay the highest water rates in the nation. In one dramatic incident of thievery, 28-700lb meters disappeared from one installation.

That single loss cost taxpayers nearly $150,000.

A union leader says employees wrongfully had their personal cars searched when she says upper management knew the thefts were allegedly an inside upper level crime.. all contributing, says Gina Pagnotta Murphy, to a hostile work environment spurred by workers say by a top aide to the commissioner.

Click on the video above to watch employees state their case to officials.

 

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