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Old 01-22-2010, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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Default Water bills?

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, 08:39 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, 09:32 AM
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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, 10:41 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, 08:18 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, 05:02 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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