Topic: Water Features

Date Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Posted by: Tanya Zanfa (Master Admin)

City identifies water bill spike cause

City identifies water bill spike cause

Has your water bill gone up?

City officials said residents grew accustomed to lower bills during the two years drought restrictions were in place.

Now that restrictions are gone, usage is up, resulting in higher bills.

The city asks residents to take some proactive steps to avoid higher costs, including:

  • Investigate potential leaks inside and outside the home — even small leaks can have an impact on water bills. A leaking faucet can add about 120 gallons of water to a bill.
  • Monitor irrigation system use. The average sprinkler system can use up to 900 gallons of water in an hour.
  • Take steps to avoid evaporation in pools, ponds, fountains and other water features. The average swimming pool loses about 780 gallons per month to evaporation.
  • Don't forget about the hose. An unattended garden hose can account for about 840 gallons of water per day.
  • Check hose quick connect systems with open taps, which can release water pressure in intervals causing increased usage. Check manufacturer information to determine if your system auto releases water.

For information about water conservation, visit For billing questions, call the city at 361-826-2489 to speak with a representative in utility resolutions.

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