In Minnesota water bills belong to the property. If you sell your home and there is an unpaid water bill the new owner will be responsible for paying it. Usually when we close the seller signs a document agreeing to pay the final water bill. They can be expensive and Saint Paul Water always gets their money and can turn the water off if they don’t get it.
Electricity, cable and old school telephone bills belong to the person who signed up for the service. If someone moves without paying the electric bill the bill will follow that person and the electric company will hunt them down.