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Old 11-24-2007, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Just thought of this... in Durham, we pay our bill only every other month, so our water bill is higher than a monthly cost. So the max would be about 90/bill or 45/month. Maybe the 200 you heard was per bill, covering multiple months?
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:09 AM
 
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[quote=JJingle;2078070]I'm in Raleigh, living in a 2000 square foot house with one other person. My water bill is about 20 a month.[/QUOTE


I'm getting reamed on my 1200 SF Raleigh apt from incompetent city billing. Had to work with the fools several months and need to start again tomorrow.

Shame the NC Utilities Commission doesn't regulate municipal utilities. The water billing folks are courteous but as incompetent as the 3 Stooges.
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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I read it in one of the other posts. It shocked me, so that's why I was asking. It sounded high.
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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I can't believe you Guys all have such low water bills. I have questioned mine repeatedly, but assumed water was just an expensive commodity here in Cary? For the two of us, living in the downstairs of our home (roughly 1800 sf) the bill will be as high as $100. In the summer, if I used the irrigation system 3X/weekly, it would jump to as high as $280, which just about gave me a stroke. I'm thinking I really need to get a plumber out here to my home.
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:14 PM
 
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Is it true that the water and sewer bill costs $200/mo? If not, what does an average 1600 sq/ft house cost? What if you have your own well?
You'd have to water your lawn a LOT to hit $200 a month.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:14 PM
 
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Default It's not that hard...

I've hit $200 a few times during the summer (pre water restrictions)
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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I'm thinking at the very least, a call to the Town of Cary, may help. I can ask if my water bill is in line with my neighbors' before I go to the trouble of trying to locate a good plumber. My neighbors all water their lawns much more than what we do, and the family across the street has four children, no less. I wouldn't think my husband and I are 'water hogs,' but in the event we are, it'd be nice to know so we can work on it.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Another difference I've discovered when looking at the details of our bill... we get a separate charge for having a long asphalt driveway (nonpermeable surface area) and if we lived outside a certain distance from the city center, our cost per unit would be twice as much. There's also a separate charge for the irrigation systems, which we don't have.

So now I'm thinking if you had all these features... large house with long driveway and garages, out on the edges of the city, and with irrigation system, you could easily get that high.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:38 AM
 
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In N. Raleigh, my 1,500 sq ft house with two people = $20-$30 water / sewer bill per month. A $200 bill would be the result of a larger family and heavy lawn irrigation in my opinion.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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$170 in Pittsboro when I was trying to keep new sod alive in September, $75 In October after I gave up. 2 Adults, 2 kids.
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