Skip to comments.Why would my sewer bill have gone up?
Posted on 07/17/2005 8:20:06 AM PDT by The Other Harry
I just received my most recent monthly utility bill, and the sewer charge went from virtually nothing to $154.90.
The water charge changed almost none at all. About $40.
I've been trying to figure this out. "They" are supposed to come out and look at things Monday, and I would like to have some idea what I am talking about when I talk with them.
The man I spoke with on on the phone suggested that maybe one of of my toilets is leaking. That's not impossible, but I would think that would be reflected in the water charge as well as in the sewer charge.
My guesses are: 1) they hadn't read the meter in months; and 2) they made a mistake.
Any other possibilities?
I got a $68,000 electric bill a couple of years back. That was for one month and the result of one too many zeros.
Are you eating enough fiber?
Harry, Harry! You really let yourself wide open with this one...
How do they measure the stuff going down the sewer?
My experience is that a sewer charge is based on the water used.
sewers aren't metered, sewer rate is based on water usage.
They probably found out you were prone to posting vanities in breakin news
Most municipalities base the sewer fee on the water usage, which is metered, What water you use is eventually going into the sewer.
If the water fee hasn't gone up, it's up to them to explain why the sewer fee went up.
I keep tellin' ya'...30-packs...go for gusto!
We'll all be polite and pretend to be interested in your personal problems.
"My experience is that a sewer charge is based on the water used."
It is where I live.
You have violated the "if it's yellow" rule and are paying an over-flush allotment penalty premium.
One too many zeroes??? I'd hope it was for three too many zeroes (unless you keep a supercolliding superconductor in your basement and turn it on for recreation).
In my area, the increased sewer bills are paying for hookups for thousands of new homes.
What brings you to General/Chat? You stick out like a sore thumb around here.
That or the town thinks he's full of ... it.
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