You think you have pricey water

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mitchgo, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ames Lake Water District is apart of the unincorporated east side of Redmond, wa .. They are NAZI's!

    Most of the yards in this area rang from .5/3 acres
    Our policy is to leave the programming exactly how we found it unless it's some wild setting.

    We cap off systems here more then anywhere else because of the water bills. The biggest bill I've personally come across was 22k from a main line break on a 1.5 acre lot.

    At my house, my 2 month water bill was $175 at about 45,000 gallons. If I lived in Ames Lake it would be $2,658.25
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010
  2. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    Did they work with the homeowner and give them a break on the bill b/c of the break? or did they stiff it to them? Or city provider is pretty good to deal with on stuff like this.
  3. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Every district is different.

    This offers I believe either a once every 7 year 50% reimbursement if a contract company fixes the issue or a once in a life time 50$ reimbursement
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    That happened around here and the customer ended up using 275,000 gallons in one month, the paper said the city was working with the homeowner.
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    A city charging the real cost of water and water delivery. Bound to happen someday.
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whether a leak or not its still use, but under the circumstances I can see an adjustment. Its not cheap to treat water and build infrastructure for distribution and storage.
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  7. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
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    45,000 as in fourtyfive thousand gallons in two months?:dizzy:

    Good grief, where did you put all that water? My wife and I use less than 4,000 gallons per month.

    Here they tell us to conserve water then raise the rates for using less:hammerhead:
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup. Here too. Went up over 40% last year, 12% this year, and 12% each of the next 5 years.
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    With the EPA regulating the water bans around here they had to increase prices.
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  10. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Town of Concord Mass , we did a rebuild in the other day wants to get their use down to 68 gallons per person per day.Town with plenty of houses in the 2.5 mill range.

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