I recently sold a property I used to own, and was told that the new owner had transferred all the utilities. I followed up on all but one (which were transferred), however it seems that the water utility was not, and I received a bill for a period starting after the closing date of the house.
I don't want to pay the bill, since I didn't own the house at the time or use any of the service, however I'm not sure what the consequences of doing so would be. I don't really care if they shut off the water or put a lien against the property (I think? It seems like it would be easy enough for the new owner to take care of) but I wouldn't want to have my credit dinged because I'm trying to close on the purchase of another property right now.
What type of negative repercussions could there be for me personally if I don't pay the balance?