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Old 06-21-2006, 10:26 AM
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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Originally Posted by Bethanytedder
Do you have a pool or anything else that might run it up? QUOTE]

No pool. We have an irrigation system but we aren't using it. I think there is a leak on one of the heads though. We have the system off but there is still water in the yard by that head. Think it could make that much difference?

It depends on how much it is leaking. My husband works for the Town of Snow Hill and hears all about this all the time. I would disconnect it or fix or replace it one and see what happens.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:33 AM
Location: Metro Atlanta
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Default My costs

Water is about $28/month (community well run by Aqua NC).
Electricity is about $75/month.
Natural gas (heating, hot water) was only about $30 last month, but was $175-$225/month during winter.
Garbage collection is $42 for 3 months.
Time Warner Cable (w/o HBO, premium channels) and broadband internet via TWC Roadrunner is about $95/month combined.
I have a septic tank, so no monthly charges for that.

I live in a subdivision outside the city limits of Greensboro in NW Guilford County. When I lived within the city limits of Greensboro, I believe that the city administered water, sewer, garbage. I don't recall since it was several years ago.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:46 AM
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If you don't know about it already, check into Progress Energy's "Time of Use" rates.
They put an electric meter on your house that's computerized. You're charged a little more for electricity during "Peak Times" (ie, daytime on weekdays) but are charged way less for using electricity on "Non-Peak Times" (nites, weekends, holidays).

I have this. What you do is you time your extra electric use, such as laundry, dishwasher, vacuming, extra lights, etc to those Off Peak times. I save on average $20-25 a month that way.
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:04 PM
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I live in a 1400 square foot house (give or take a hundred or so - I'm not really sure lol) in the Greensboro city limits and here's what we pay:

Electric - around $150 or so a month in the winter; $65-70 in the spring and fall; $75-100 in the summer.

Cable TV (basic) - close to $90 a month. This includes broadband internet.

Water (if not included with rent) - around $90 every 3 months. This includes sewer and garbage collection.
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