Reasons why your water use may increase and decrease throughout the
Leaks, the number of people living in your home, the condition of your appliances, the season and the use of automatic watering systems can all affect how much water is used throughout your home.
The most common cause for a spike in your water bill is a leak. You’d be surprised how much water can be wasted from a slow leak.
Check around your home for:
Check for water leaks
Automatic systems can be the forgotten source of water in many homes. They are the most common reason for unexpected water use, especially if they are programmed to turn on overnight.
Two extra people in your household can increase your water consumption by around 300 litres per day. Multiply that by a week or two and you will see a jump on your consumption graph.
Water use tends to increase over the warmer months, so remember to compare with the same time last year, rather than with your previous bill.
Check for leaks
Water meters that sit above the ground are vulnerable to damage in cold temperatures.
Building a new structure in the backyard? Make sure you get our permission if it’s going over a water or sewer main.
We want to help make your life easier, so you now have the option to swap envelopes for email bills.