Who is responsible for a broken water meter?

I went to pay my rent last month and there s a charge for a broken water meter. Ive lived in an apartment for a little over a year (it s a house turned into two apartments, the basement is on my half) and about a month prior I sent out a maintenance request for a leaking pipe. They fixed it and now my account says... show more I went to pay my rent last month and there s a charge for a broken water meter. Ive lived in an apartment for a little over a year (it s a house turned into two apartments, the basement is on my half) and about a month prior I sent out a maintenance request for a leaking pipe. They fixed it and now my account says I have to pay 180 something for a broken meter, but I ve never touched any pipes or anything I just use the basement for laundry; I don t even pay the water bill, the landlord does, so how can I be charged for something I didn t break? Couldn t it be considered normal wear and tear?
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