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Old 12-01-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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Mine averages $12.00, but I'm on a septic and have no irrigation.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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I paid on average around $50/month when I lived in Charlotte city limits. The cost of water is dang near ridiculous -100% agree..
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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A neighbor had the same issue. He finally spotted a soft/damp area in his yard, but a very slight grade had the water run to a point where there was no leak - only wicking. You need so do a walk around to investigate. That failing, get some recommendations of a good and honest plumber (most are honest, but there's always a bad apple in the bunch.

Ground should be relatively dry now, so a soft or damp spot should be easy to spot - hopefully.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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A neighbor had the same issue. He finally spotted a soft/damp area in his yard, but a very slight grade had the water run to a point where there was no leak - only wicking. You need so do a walk around to investigate. That failing, get some recommendations of a good and honest plumber (most are honest, but there's always a bad apple in the bunch.

Ground should be relatively dry now, so a soft or damp spot should be easy to spot - hopefully.
Thank you, PAULOSFM!

We haven't found a spot yet, but here is what we found this weekend.

We evidently have 2 very very slow leaks in 2 toilets. Hubby can't hear the sound but once I got down close to the tanks, I could hear some noise. When I turned the water off to the toilet tanks, the noise stopped.

So we are starting there. It seems unlikely that this could make that big of a difference in my bill, but I have read that hundreds of gallons of water can be lost this way during a month.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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We pay on average about $50 as well. We are a family of 4. I too had a slightly higher bill and traced it to a leaking toilet such as you mentioned. Fixed it and it went down to $50ish. (that's total for water/sewer/storm etc)
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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I would say maybe about 2 years after we had lived here, I called and asked about why the sewer was so high and they said it was because of the size of our lot and the footprint of the house and driveway. I tried to educate myself on the subject and asked questions, such as . . . what effect it should have that I have a creek in the back . . . An engineer came over and said that the charges were from "run off" b/c of the way our house was sited on the lot. I still couldn't figure out what all that meant b/c our lot is 1/2 acre and I have a certified wildlife habitat in the back, so not as though I have poured a bunch of concrete that creates run off.

So I am stuck with the sewer charges -- nothing I can do to lower those.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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I hate the storm water fee's. They base it off the square footage of your property. Commercial properties get hit pretty hard!
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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I hate the storm water fee's. They base it off the square footage of your property. Commercial properties get hit pretty hard!
I bet commercial properties do get hit hard! I just find it all so weird b/c our creek collects all the run off water (somewhat of a hill in the back). So . . . technically . . . that isn't a sewer our water is running off into . . . and further, being on a hill, the water that is running on my property is actually already being paid for by the people further up the hill from me, lololol. (I don't think CharMeck sees it this way, but hey - it really is what happens!!!)
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:05 AM
 
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Yep. City of Charlotte Water is outrageous. Once you pass certain tiers of usage they absolutely slaughter you.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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Charlotte's water and sewer fees are less than Raleigh and slightly more than Winston-Salem and Greensboro. They're not outrageous.
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