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 Water Usage Potential
Author: Dionysus (TX)

Would you please calculate if there's a possibility my water usage could've gone from 1 (or 1,000 gallons) to 79 (or 79,000 gallons) under the following conditions:

1) I live alone in a single-family home.
2) My usage has been the same for 10 years other than the above jump.
3) I don't own a pool.
4) I've never watered my yard.
5) There's no leaks, inside or out, confirmed by the water company.

Thank you for your time.

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 Re: Water Usage Potential
Author: bsipps (PA)

If there is no leak anywhere after the meter verified by the water company they must accept that the meter is faulty, replace the meter and reduce the charge

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 Re: Water Usage Potential
Author: hj (AZ)

HOWEVER, UNLESS THE meter is electronic, they seldom "over record " usage.

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 Re: Water Usage Potential clap
Author: Dionysus (TX)

Thank you both for your replies and your time.

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 Re: Water Usage Potential
Author: bernabeu (SC)

It is 'possible' that someone used an outside hose cock !?

IOW: stole your water

It is 'possible' that there is an 'unseen' leak !?

It is 'possible' that you have a defective toilet fill valve (inside the tank), water softener, reverse osmosis filter, or other 'device' which is actually wasting that much water.

1 gallon per minute = 43,000 gallons per 30 days


"Measure Twice & Cut Once" - Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638

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 Re: Water Usage Potential
Author: hj (AZ)

a gallon a minute is a pretty serious leak.

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