Last month, Broward County's wastewater services instituted password protection, meaning former MLB outfielder Oddibe McDowell's water bill is no longer a matter of public record. To commemorate the 13-month joyride of transparency, Deadspin has commissioned an oral history. This is the story of Oddibe McDowell's…
The Broward County department of Waste and Wastewater Services is instituting password protection for viewing and paying customers' utility bills. This could be the last Oddibe McDowell water bill we ever see. It's $80.55, including a semi-annual stormwater fee.
The $27.40 sewer fee is also the lowest it's been in months. Nothing wrong with that.
We can't think what else the disproportionate $89.55 "miscellaneous" charge could be.
Bad news for Oddibe. With the new year approaching, he still hasn't paid his water bill. More as the situation warrants.
The former journeyman outfielder only used four thousand gallons of water during the last billing cycle, but Hurricane Irene's deluge in Broward County means that McDowell has an extra $21.00 in water bill fees. Cruel, cruel world.