There are several organizations he could have contacted for help in paying his water bill. CFPUA also has a payment plan available.
(1) First Call For Help 910-397-0497 or 910-397-2945
(2) Salvation Army
(3) Dept. of Social Services
(4) Local churches
(5) American Red Cross
These are just a few organizations that I could think of right off the top of my head. I'm sure there are many others that he could find on the internet (I know he has a computer because he responded earlier online). If all else fails, he could pawn some items or go to Labor Ready for part time work (you get paid the same day).
There's no need to steal. That only makes things worse. There are plenty of organizations out there to help him out.
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