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Old 01-22-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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Hello,
I'm just curious what you pay for your water bill and where you live? My average water bill is about $90 per month (with no sprinklers right now) and about $140 when I do run my sprinklers (2 times a week in the spring, summer, and early fall)


I'm trying to figure out if we are paying too much where I live (Castle Hills/lewisville) area.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Rowlett
I pay roughly $60-$70, and have no sprinkler system. When I water during the summer it might go up 20-30 bucks.
Other home owned in Rowlett (newer) with Sprinkler system on timer I paid $140.00-$180.00 monthly.

Also-that is water/sewer and trash
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Richardson house is 1350 sq feet, 2 occupants, no sprinklers, and tons of shade trees front and back. I don't water the grass that much, but I have a lot of potted plants that I water nearly every day in summer.

Water/sewer/trash bill is around $50 each month, I had one in August for $77 but I think that might have been when we discovered a small leak & repaired it.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Lake Highlands (Dallas)
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Dallas proper. $60/month in winter for ~ 4000-4500 gallons. $100/month for 15K gallons in peak watering season. This also include trash pickup.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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Default Dallas Water Bill is half the price of Rowlett!

Don't think Rowlett;s Water bill is one of the highest in Texas?

We came from Irving where we were paying about $60 for a family of 3 using the water pretty much freely and not worrying at all about conservation. I watered the yard 3 time a week lightly, during the summer with a beautiful lawn. We took showers whenever we wanted not thinking about the water bill.

Our Move to Rowlett

Our water bill with a family of 3 always now hits the $90 ( $160 highest) mark even with the following desperate water saving measures:
1) we quit watering and let the grass die. Its rare if we ever water the lawn. (heck with it)
2) We have a guys bathroom and a gals bathroom, with the guys bathroom only flushing once a day. (towels are put on the bottom of the doors to prevent bad smell) (And yes, Water saver toilets have been installed)
3) I am able to fill a one gallon jug a day at work that I take home and we use that for drinking,coffee, etc and pour into a 5 gallon Water Bottle.
4) All dishes & silverware are marked to each persons name and rinsed off immediately after use
5) Taking showers once a week. ( sponge baths only any other times unless u get very dirty for some other reason) ( no one's complained! ha ha)
6) water meter has been calibrated from the City to verify accuracy
7) I take readings each week to verify usage and to monitor for any leaks


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Dallas - average water bill based on 15,000 gallons is $46.97 ( We never get close to 15,000 gallons!)

If you have been reading the local news here, Rowlett says the water Infrastructure is in horrible shape (from past management of course), and will have to be completely overhauled at the Consumers Expense. So everyone living in Rowlett gets to pay for all the Plumbing problems , at which when everything is back up to par, all the residents will be rewarded for the new pristine water system by Raising the rates again to take care of it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:02 PM
 
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Don't think Rowlett;s Water bill is one of the highest in Texas?

2) We have a guys bathroom and a gals bathroom, with the guys bathroom only flushing once a day. (towels are put on the bottom of the doors to prevent bad smell)
3) I am able to fill a one gallon jug a day at work that I take home and we use that for drinking,coffee, etc and pour into a 5 gallon Water Bottle.
4) All dishes & silverware are marked to each persons name and rinsed off immediately after use
5) Taking showers once a week. ( sponge baths only any other times unless u get very dirty for some other reason) ( no one's complained! ha ha)

#2 I can relate to, being a bachelor, I figure "if it's yellow, let it mellow".
#3 SERIOUSLY? You REALLY drag a gallon home from work?
#5 SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY?
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:24 PM
 
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Default Prices have gone up! in Dallas proper

I don't go to extremes to save water, but I have been using less and less. Mainly due to updating and regularly repairing my sprinkler system. Also, the 2 days a week max for sprinkling, taught me how to water my grass properly.

Most importantly, read your bill for this info, but mine says, "residential sewer charges" are based on the previous winter (December through March), and they will take an average and charge you that all year, in addition to the "usage charges". So, saving in the winter, will save all year long. And I try to wait as long as possible to start watering my grass, even if I do kill some of it.

Anyway, I am in Dallas proper... and I noticed prices have gone up since last Dallas proper post. So, my "base charge" if I don't use any water is 50$/month (within a few dollars). This is because of all the fixed costs. And my average bill in the winter (when I actually am living in my house) is 80$/month.

So, my total bill figures are

0 water used 50$/month
4500 gall used 80$/month (it is up from 60$/month)
18000 gall used 150$/month (with the sprinklers, etc. in the summer)

My average last winter was 5400 gallons, and I am hoping to drop this down a bit this winter. If I can drop it to 4000 gallons, I will save about 7$ a month all year long, and 14$ a month in the winter.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Lantana
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About $110 with water, sewage, and trash. I like long showers.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Frisco
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About $110 with water, sewage, and trash. I like long showers.
Ours vary from $75-90 in Frisco with water, sewage and trash. We have a sprinkler system as well with twice a month which has been shut down for the winter. We like long showers as well
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Family of 4 in Dallas. Right now the water bill with sewage and trash is around $100 a month. During the summer we can see bills around $200, but that's running the sprinkler system twice a week for 30 minutes a section.

I think we have a leak in our sprinkler system, but it's a rental and I don't have the skill (nor do I want to shell out the cash) to have it repaired.
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