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If you find that your water bill has suddenly increased unrelated to your water use, you may have been hit with an Attributed Consumption Charge. Attributed Consumption Charges (ACC) result when the DEP determines that property owner has misrepresented their water use to obtain the utility without paying. In this event, the DEP will charge the owner a maximum amount calculated by the diameter of the meter or based on the number of units in the building. Misrepresenting water use will typically be called a Theft of Service (and sometime Denial of Access).