Undetected leaks are the number one cause of higher water bills. Even the smallest leak can be costly. Check your toilets and other plumbing fixtures, including outside faucets and hose bibs. It may be cost-effective to have a plumber inspect your home's plumbing system from time to time.
During the summer, many people's water usage also increases both inside and out. More bathing, more laundry, and watering lawns and plants can quickly add up. Customers who use large amounts of water for lawn sprinkling may realize savings in sewer charges by having a separate sprinkling meter installed, which removes sewer charges from water used for lawn and outdoor applications. The owner must pay for the meter and installation.
Make sure we are able to read your meter regularly. Bills are estimated when we are unable to get a meter reading and estimates may be lower than actual usage, resulting in a higher bill once an actual reading is taken.