Why is my water bill so high?
Water rates have been increasing in part to promote conservation as well as to pay for recently mandated treatment costs. The most common problem for high water bills are hidden leaks. The most common is a leaking toilet. This can be detected by putting food coloring in the toilet tank or dye tabs provided for free by the Water Department. Without flushing, observe if the toilet water in the bowl is changing color, if so, you have a leaking flapper valve. This should be replaced. If you own a water softener, pay particular attention to when and how long the softener recharges to waste. Occasionally these units stick in a permanent recharge mode and waste a tremendous amount of water. Have your unit checked often.

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