Friday, January 16, 2009

water troubles

So, there is sort of a learning curve you go through with a new house: what weird noises does it make, where do we set the thermostat, how well does the dishwasher work, how many leaves can be in the gutters before you can clean them, etc. Well, we are still trying to figure out this house and we just came up with a doosy of a problem.
For the month of December we apparently used 11,600 gallons of water- which is impressive considering we were gone for two weeks of that time. If the figure seems astronomically high to you, don't worry. Now you understand how we feel. The question is, where is the water going? We don't see any water damage and we don't hear any water running. ???????
Has anyone ever had a similar situation? We are now paying about $60 more a month for water (more than double what we should be paying) and we have no idea what is going on. Are there any plumbing experts out there who have come across this sort of thing before. It is driving us crazy trying to figure out this new house idiocyncracy.


WhiteEyebrows said...

calculating water usage is a dark art. I have often wondered why my bill doesn't go WAY down when I stop watering daily during the winter. I really don't bathe and shower THAT much (I shower every other week, whether I need it or not..)

yamsey said...

crisis averted. We discovered that we have not one, but two running toilets. One is fixed, the other shut off until we can fix it. Oh, the joys of homeownership!