Possible causes of high water consumption include:
- Faucets: Make sure your faucets turn off completely. Even a slow drip can use as much as 5,000 gallons of water per month. A steady stream can lose up to 21,000 gallons per month.
- Landscaping: You water consumption may increase in the summer months because of irrigation.
- Running Toilet: A toilet that runs continuously can waste thousands of gallons of water per month! Even a slow, silent leak can add gallons to your bill. To check for a toilet leak, put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and see if it seeps into the bowl. If it does, replace the flapper valve and/or the rubber gasket at the bottom of the tank.
- Underground Leak: An underground leak may not always be apparent on the surface. Look for areas of lush grass, unexpected vegetation, or dark spots in your lawn resulting from fungus growth.