BUCKEYE, Ariz. - Residents gathered Monday morning for a peaceful protest at Buckeye City Hall against what they say are costly inaccuracies in their water bills.

Many are fed up with the water woes, sky-high water bills -- some more than a thousand bucks -- affecting more than 100 Buckeye homeowners.

"It would be easier if I had a water leak," said Michelle Mackellip. "If I had a water leak, I would know that I could fix it and I'm not going to deal with this problem for another 12 or 13 years. But because I don't have a water leak -- I don't know what's going to happen next month."

"And while I can handle what's going on right now -- I've got 80 percent already handled. The rest is scheduled to be paid off on the 18th of November. But because I don't have a water leak, I cannot guarantee that this will not happen again and again and again."

Some residents claim their water bills show upwards of 70,000 gallons of water used in a month -- the average home uses about 2,000 gallons per month.

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The protest started around 8 a.m.

Nearly 20 to 30 residents showed up and filled out forms to speak at a council meeting scheduled for Tuesday.