OK, my reading checks out. How did I use that much water?
During the summer, many homeowners water their lawn frequently. While the lawn may look nice, it does come at a cost. A garden hose will dispense up to 600 gallons in two hours. If the summer is dry, usage can easily double over the summer quarter.

A toilet that leaks is another common cause for a noticeable usage increase. A good way to check is to put some food coloring in the back of the tank, wait a few minutes, and then check the bowl. If the food coloring appears in the bowl, then you know that there isn't a tight seal and water is circulation through the toilet.

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1. Can a leaking toilet really go through that much water?
2. What types of payments do you accept for utility bills?
3. My bill shows zero usage. What am I being billed for?
4. My meter was replaced and now I'm using more water. Is my new meter running fast?
5. OK, my reading checks out. How did I use that much water?
6. What are your current rates?
7. What can I do to use less water?
8. What should I do if my meter is stopped?
9. Where is my meter and reader located?
10. Who owns the water meter?
11. Why does my bill show zero usage?