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Old 07-01-2008, 08:45 AM
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KENS 5 had a story last night discussing the top water users who get service from SAWS. Here's a link to the list. Some aren't surprising and some are real headscratchers. IMO, the number of gallons used by the residential users is astounding.

MySA.com: Metro | State (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA063008.water.kens.dc5846a.html - broken link)
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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Nice to see that Tommy Lee Jones still lives (or at least maintains a home) here in San Antonio. I have seen his house and his yard isn't that big... How does he use that much water?
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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Hah! I was just about to post this. Amazing!!!!

I was equally amazed that HEB's distribution center is #2 on the commercial list. How do they use so much? It's not due to landscaping?!

I felt guilty when we had one month of almost 6000 gallons. We're usually around 3000, right now with my recent landscaping getting close to 5000 gallons but aiming to bring that back down by using grey water more.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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I was surprised by this too, especially considering that many of the homes listed are in downtown locations (not really big plots of land). My guess was a lot of "water features" such as fountains, swimming pools, etc. that required constant filling.

Speaking of water wastage, did any of you hear about Celine Dion's water problem? Her house in Miami was pegged for going through--get this--6.5 MILLION gallons of water in ONE YEAR. More can be found here:

ABC News: Celine Dion Guzzles 6.5M Gals of Water

Crazy.

--Dim
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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I like how the prison has used more water than the hospital........
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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The guy in Terrell Heights is confusing, Terrell Heights is all small homes, under 2000 Sq ft. on small plots.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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I was surprised by this too, especially considering that many of the homes listed are in downtown locations (not really big plots of land). My guess was a lot of "water features" such as fountains, swimming pools, etc. that required constant filling.
None of the top 10 are downtown:
3 - Olmos Park
3 - Terrel Hills
2 - Terrel Heights
1 - Dominion
1 - Bluffview of Camino Real

I don't know where Camino Real is but I doubt it's downtown; None of the others are anywhere near downtown.

FWIW - my 'neighborhood average' is ~6000 gal/month (varies betwen 5-6000). I'm not sure what all constitutes my neighborhood - i.e. if King William is part of this equation, but it is downtown.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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those homeowners must have serious leaks or something. if that's not the case, they need to be cut off immediately, that is just rude and not being a good citizen in the community..

I was amazed to see SeaWorld wasn't on the business list. You'd think they'd go through crazy amounts of water..
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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I was amazed to see SeaWorld wasn't on the business list. You'd think they'd go through crazy amounts of water..
I think it's quite impressive they're not on the list. I believe they use grey water for a lot of things.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:56 AM
 
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Wow....no mention of SeaWorld? (Maybe they are not on city water?)
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