Why is my water bill so high?

Remember-bills are generated in arrears. You have already used the water before you are billed for it. Also, the following are a few reasons why your bill could be higher than previous bills.

  • If you ever have to jiggle the handle on your toilet, you have a leak and the tank parts need to be replaced.
  • Check your toilet for a “silent” leak by putting a couple drops of a dark colored food coloring into the tank. Do not flush! Wait about 10 to 15 minutes, if the color appears in the toilet bowl, the tank parks need to be replaced.
  • Do you have a water softener? Check the timing of regeneration to make sure it is not cycling too often and that it is not malfunctioning.
  • Check all outside spigots for leaks.
  • If you have a sprinkler system you may want to reduce the time the water is running.

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1. How often should I expect a water bill?
2. I just established new water service, when should I expect my first water bill?
3. How much do I pay for water?
4. Why do I have to pay a water security deposit?
5. What are your methods for accepting payments?
6. Am I responsible for paying the entire water bill if I had a leak?
7. No one comes to my house to read my water meter. Is my bill being estimated?
8. Why is there an $8 administration fee on my water bill?
9. Why is my water bill so high?