According to the wonderful water providers for my city, my family wastes/uses extraordinary amounts of water each day. At least, that’s the only conclusion I can draw based on an EIGHT HUNDRED dollar bill.
After Jeff and I lifted our incredulous jaws off the ground, we tried to figure out exactly how much water we supposedly consumed in the two month period. 233 CCF’s didn’t mean anything to me or Jeff because we didn’t know what a CCF, or a hundred cubic feet equaled. Imagine our surprise when we did the conversion and estimated that the water company’s records indicate that we used 175 THOUSAND GALLONS during the billing cycle. 175 Thousand gallons is roughly 2916 gallons of water used a day, or 121 gallons an hour, or 2 gallons a minute AROUND the CLOCK.
When I called the water company, the customer service representative did acknowledge that it was a bit high. (You think?) So, she’s sending someone out to read my meter. Not to worry though, if they find that the reading is correct, it probably just means they’ve under-read the meter the past few billing cycles. I’m soooooooo relieved to hear that.
Should we still have a dispute after the meter is read then we can talk to a supervisor. Score.
I have a better idea though. Let’s just stop this madness, shall we? Get us a new meter already. One that is calibrated properly and reads the correct usage. Your records should indicate that we’ve had issues before. Like the time last summer when it cost us $600 to fill our pool when we estimated it should have cost under $100.