My Water Bill Just Went Up – What Should I Do?
Water rates are usually consistent. Sudden increases are therefore generally symptoms of a bigger problem. If you notice that your water bill increases by more than 20% without explanation (such as guests or a new bathroom having been installed) in any given billing period, it’s time to start looking for causes.
An incredibly sharp increase is almost always due to a leak of some kind. If you cannot find the leak, check your property–there could always be water coming up from a water line somewhere. Whether you can find the problem or not, when faced with a leak or even the idea that you might have one, it’s important to call a professional early to prevent any unnecessary damage.