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Old 09-05-2012, 06:47 AM
 
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Default Is this water bill too high?

I am purchasing a new property (3 family house with 3 rooms in each floor). That's a total of 9 rooms.

The water bill for the last quarter was $850 for nearly 100,000 cubic feet of water. Is this normal? It seems kind of high.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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That is extremely high. I have a 3 family, with 2 adults on each floor, and 1 ground level tenant = 7 total occupants. The water bill averages about $250 per quarter.

The high water bill is caused by a few things:

1. Washing machines: If tenants have them, the water bill will be quite high. Solution: Do not allow washing machines.

2. Families occupying the apt: If there are families with kids, they take alot of baths and use alot more water...washing dishes, flushing toilets, etc. Solution: Rent to adults with no kids.

3. People who don't work: If you rent to people who are home all day, they will be using water all day, flushing toilets, washing dishes, showers/baths, etc. Solution: Rent to working people.

It could also be that the water bill is incorrect or an estimate. You should have it checked.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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That is extremely high. I have a 3 family, with 2 adults on each floor, and 1 ground level tenant = 7 total occupants. The water bill averages about $250 per quarter.

The high water bill is caused by a few things:

1. Washing machines: If tenants have them, the water bill will be quite high. Solution: Do not allow washing machines.

2. Families occupying the apt: If there are families with kids, they take alot of baths and use alot more water...washing dishes, flushing toilets, etc. Solution: Rent to adults with no kids.

3. People who don't work: If you rent to people who are home all day, they will be using water all day, flushing toilets, washing dishes, showers/baths, etc. Solution: Rent to working people.

It could also be that the water bill is incorrect or an estimate. You should have it checked.
1. ...or dishwashers or teakettles
2. ...old people tend to pee a lot too so no flushing either. No kids and no old people
3. ...people who work don't eat or wear clothes so no washing or dishes either.

is each apt metered separately? shut off the main valve to a trickle and you're set!
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