HOUSTON -

An elderly woman is breathing a sigh of relief after finding out that her $3,500 water bill will be cut in half.

Darlene Johnson reached out to Local 2 after she was billed for using nearly 500,000 gallons of water.

The 65-year-old woman said she recently had her water meter replaced at the same time a small leak was discovered in a sprinkler head.

Even with that leak, Johnson says that amount of water didn't add up.

Local 2 contacted the North Hampton Municipal Utility District.

Johnson's mud district says they agreed to reduce the bill to $1,600, and are now working to set her up on a payment plan.