Why did my water bill go up so much?

There are many reasons to have a water bill higher than normal. You may have a leaky toilet (the number one cause), out side faucet was left on, water softener not working properly, other water related appliances not working properly. Also if you do not have a newer style water meter that can be read from the outside of your home we may not have been able to get an actual reading. This will result in an estimated reading and we would not be able to determine if you have a leak in that three month period. 

Please contact us if you need to have a newer style meter installed in your residence. This will guarantee that the water will be read every quarter. The Water Department will gladly come to your residence to help you in any way that we can.

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1. Does the water we drink come from the Mississippi River?
2. Is the water safe to drink every day?
3. What is the definition of safe water?
4. What other chemicals are added to the water we drink?
5. I am installing a water softener and need to know the hardness of the water. How hard is the water supplied to the city?
6. Why is my water so discolored lately?
7. Why did my water bill go up so much?
8. When is my water meter read for my bill?
9. I heard that there is an ongoing meter change out program happening in the city. How do I get on the list to get mine changed?
10. On my water bill it says cubic feet, how many gallons is that?
11. What is the pipe of some type sticking up in the area between the street and the sidewalk in front of my house?
12. I have very low water pressure and there is sound like water running even when all my faucets are off. What could cause this?
13. What can I do to prevent my water from freezing in the winter?
14. I am interested in where my water comes from. Is there a way that I can see the City Water Plant?