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There are two main causes of an unusually high water bill:
Leakage in your water distribution system or an inaccurate meter.
How To Check Your Water Distribution System:
1. Start by removing cover
The Most Common Areas For Leaks In A Home
1) Remove tank lid and check water
level. It should be 1/2" or
more below the top of
the overflow tube.
2) Now mark the level of the water
on the tank with a pencil.
3) In a few minuets come back and
check the level. If the water
level drops, replace the
flapper at the bottom of the
4) Listen carefully for noise at the
ball cock valve.
5) If the ball cock valve is making
noises and won't shut off,
Hot Water Heater
1) Check the pressure relief valve for leaks. It's brass and located
near the top of the heater.
2) Check pipes leading to remote areas.
1) Check your outside faucets for drips.
2) Replace or repair any indoor faucets that will not completely shut off.
3) Check the water lines under your house with a flashlight. Be
alert to any lines that lead to remote faucets or outside
After checking all of these areas and you find no leaks,
then either you have a faulty meter or your household uses
more water than you realize. Many people underestimate
the monthly fluctuation in household water consumption
and its effects on their water bill. If you still think your
meter is faulty, you can call the city to check it.