Letter: Do You Monitor Your Water Use?

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Water rates just went up in Phoenix and are likely to go up for EPCOR customers on Anthem’s east side. For those who are really concerned about their water bill, it might be a good time to really look at water usage.

There’s no easy way to do this (which is a shame). People can take daily meter readings by taking them right off the meter (at least for a week or so) to get an idea of how much water they use on a daily basis. It may be a real eye opener. I know that when I looked at our usage, I questioned it.  

While there are lots of things that factor into water usage, there are probably a couple potential heavy hitters everyone should look at: leaks and irrigation.  

Leaks can be small things like a leaking toilet or cracks in an irrigation line. When I say “irrigation” can be a heavy hitter, if people actually watch their daily use, they’ll likely see just how much water is used when the system runs.  When they see that number, they might consider making sure they are not over-watering or worse yet, watering when we get rain. Why pay for water when Mother Nature will do it for free?

It all adds up. We have little or no control over rate increases, but we can control what happens in our own home.

—John Thompson, Anthem


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