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Old 10-05-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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Does Arizona have a water shortage? If not does it anticipate one with the rapid rise in population. What are water bills like ?
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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My water bill has never gone over $39/mo. The average is probably around $36

We don't have a pool, it's just me and my hubby and limited water of a few bushes in our yard. He's pretty wasteful with water but I'm generally the opposite. Jsut to give you and idea.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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My bill (which includes garbage pick-up of $25) is right around $50. If we turn on the sprinklers like we should it will run to $75-80/month.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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There's only a shortage when the CO river finally runs dry....for now you'd think we live in MI the way folks use water here. If someone has told you to stay away as we're drying up, well taint happening.

In Chandler my water/sewer/trash runs about $6-65 on average.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:57 AM
 
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We have loads of water. It might not make sense due to our being in a desert, but the city has access to a lot of sources that many other desert cities would love. It's not reliant on the Colorado, but on multiple sources. Phoenix is already big, but can triple in size before water is an issue.

That said, I pay about $90 a month to my city for water, sewer and trash. The trash part is probably the most labor and resource intensive part of the bill. There's regular trash pickup on Monday. They come by again on Thur. for recycled goods. And once a month we can load up branches and big items for bulk pickup. Services differ by city. But I have friends all over the country and they are impressed that we have weekly service for recycled goods.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I average about 90 a month - water, sewer, and trash. Goodyear, where I live is high especially for sewer. The water part is the cheapest. We do have weekly pickup of bulk stuff though - trees limbs, old appliances, just about anything - which we all love and are willing to pay for. I think we are the only city with that level of service. But it does not come free.

No shortage of water here (Phoenix) for a number of reasons. It is not something to consider in a relocation decision. In other parts of the state, water can be more of a concern and it will impact growth by limiting it and driving up prices as more costly sources are tapped.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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Default I just don't get it...

I've been trying to figure out why my water bill is so high, but have been unsuccessful. I pay about $125 a month JUST FOR WATER. This does not include trash and sewage, which is covered by my HOA fees. I've talked to our water provider about this, done all the checks for leaks, etc.

For those of you who only pay $35 to $65 a month on water, is there any way you can tell me about how many gallons of water you use a month?
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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I've been trying to figure out why my water bill is so high, but have been unsuccessful. I pay about $125 a month JUST FOR WATER. This does not include trash and sewage, which is covered by my HOA fees. I've talked to our water provider about this, done all the checks for leaks, etc.

For those of you who only pay $35 to $65 a month on water, is there any way you can tell me about how many gallons of water you use a month?
Better check your yard's drip system timer. Mine is spotty and the only way I know about it when a tree dies.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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I've been trying to figure out why my water bill is so high, but have been unsuccessful. I pay about $125 a month JUST FOR WATER. This does not include trash and sewage, which is covered by my HOA fees. I've talked to our water provider about this, done all the checks for leaks, etc.

For those of you who only pay $35 to $65 a month on water, is there any way you can tell me about how many gallons of water you use a month?
Where are you located and who is your water company. If you're out in the boondocks it could cost you a fortune for water. Our city water/sewer/trash rate is $28.00 for a family of two.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Goodyear, Arizona
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We consistently pay $52 per month for water/sewer. This includes front/back drip and 800 sq. ft. of lawn in the backyard. This is in Goodyear through Litchfield Park Water (forget the exact name).
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