Sunday, September 5, 2010

Summer Water Bill

I was expecting our water bill to be high because of all the watering necessary with the new lawn and because it's been really HOT and dry this summer. Well........I about died when I saw how much that water bill ended up being......... $360!!! That really SUCKED! It was for June 8 - August 16. Think twice about putting your lawn in during the summer. Lesson learned.

4 comments:

Megan Balaban said...

YIKES! Oh wow. I honestly hadn't even thought much about what that first water bill will be for us. We've been watering for short periods almost each morning and evening, but thankfully we've had some good spots of rain. I'll keep my fingers crossed and I guess you can only hope that your bill decreases from here, right?

BD said...

my mom just got a water bill just shy of $1100...her sprinkler system had a cracked gasket on one of the control values...yikes!!!

ThriftyAmy said...

Hmmm...a leak. I'm going to have to watch for that - did they have any signs of this? We were watering 2-3x a day. It's been cut way back now. Only time will tell I guess when the next bill comes.

BD said...

yes...a big puddle in the yard on the side of their house. The $360 is high for a water bill, but not too bad for starting up a new yard in the middle of the summer. My mom's usually runs $400-$500 for June thru September time frame, but she has a very big corner lot, shrubs around the entire house, and a very big flower garden in the back...all of which get water.