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Old 06-02-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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Default Water usage

I have a three bedroom house on .1 acre. It is currently unoccupied. The property is well landscaped with lush greenery and several palm trees. The Water District has billed me for using 7000 gallons in the last nine days. Does this sound unreasonable or not? Thank you, in advance, for your replies.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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If you weren't using any it does. That could be a month for me.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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Only known usage is the drip system. Running toilet, water thief, leak ...?
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Too high by about a factor of three. Have your property manager get someone to check it out.

Even with those luxurious green lawns you are maintaining in what nature intended to be a brown desert it is still 3x high.

Note by the way that meter reads are not always what they say. So you may be catching a meter read that really covered 25 days even though the billing period was 9 days.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:53 PM
 
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Thanks Jim.
And thanks for the Key!
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Thanks Jim.
And thanks for the Key!

Your welcome...
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I had a house that was unoccupied in New Mexico and they did that to me, only it was a lot more water. I called a guy at the water company and explained that they were trying to say I had used enough water to fill a swimming pool twice just to water grass. He said maybe I had a leak. When I pointed out to him that if I had a leak that big it would have flooded the neighbors and I think they would have said something, he said he guessed I was right, and I never heard from them again about a water bill.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I have a three bedroom house on .1 acre. It is currently unoccupied. The property is well landscaped with lush greenery and several palm trees. The Water District has billed me for using 7000 gallons in the last nine days. Does this sound unreasonable or not? Thank you, in advance, for your replies.
Man, that sounds exorbitant rudy...did you call the water company?
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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MomMom,
Called LVVWD but they only verified the amount used and indicated that it sounds excessive. Told me to check for running toilets (can use 60,000 a month!) and a poorly set water clock or drip emitter for the drip system. Called the property manager to report it...will let you know what happens.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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also carefully check the read dates on all bills....readers have been KNOWN to skip a read and estimate.....then when they finally DO a true read and it shows EXTREMELY high usage for the month, you are billed at the higher usage rate......happened to us and was a true hassle to get out 'customer service oriented' water department to fix it.....[6 mos of hassle] our normal $75 bill was $787....they had missed reading our meter for two mos.
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