March 20, 2007 11:41pm CST
Yes, that is the amount of my last water bill. Usually my water bill is between $11 and $15! So as you can imagine...my heart sunk as I ran through a list of things that could possibly be wrong. I checked the toilet...nope...it's fine. Kitchen sink fine... So I ventured into the cellar. Now, my cellar door is on the outside of my house...I can't access it from the inside of my house. Because of this reason I never venture down there. So I grabbed my flashlight and keys...and to my surprise there was about a foot of water and I could hear water gushing out from the main water line!! No need to worry...about four hours later and about $20 spent at Lowe's we had the problem fixed! No more high water bills (I hope) from now on!
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21 Mar 07
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your new indoor swimming pool,but there are times when it could become a heavy burden on your finances.Glad you were able to solve the problem and they did not try to soak you on the bill.
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24 Oct 08
It is sad that we have to get such a huge bill for us to know there is something wrong like that. It looks like to me that the water company could give us a call when they see something like that is wrong. If your water bill is increasing daily like that,they know it. I usually pay about $50 per month to the water office. There are 5 of us in the houes and we do a lot of laundry. I don't mind it but if it were any higher I woud be in trouble.
22 Oct 08
On the average, we consume about two to three dollars every month. There are six people in our household namely: me, my husband, our daughter, and my three younger siblings. Compared to others cities or areas and consumers, this water bill is quite cheap. But I remember a time when we have just transferred to our current rented house, when our bill suddenly soared to more than a thousand pesos or approximately twenty dollars. This is still cheap for other people but for us, this is already too much because we aren't used to consuming as much water as this one. Immediately, we checked on our water facilities including faucets and toilet tanks just like what you did. And when we found out that the culprit is the leak in the tank, we decided to disconnect the tube and sacrifice having no toilet flush. Instead, we resorted to manually flushing the toilet bowl with the use of a small pail of water. From then on, our bill hasn't gone up to four dollars monthly.
21 Mar 07
I have faced same problem some 4 years back. My office bill which used to come near 1000 INR that is some 23$ and suddenly one month bill cam and it was 13000 INR that is around 300$ and we are amazed then we went to electricity office and got it corrected in some 3 days . Anyway had to spent some 80$ to settle the bill amount.