HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR WATER USAGE
Water Consumption in Units
Your water consumption is measured, read and billed in units, which are equal to 100 cubic feet (cc), or 748 gallons, of water. Your water meter is read approximately every 2 months. If you were to consume 42 units, or 33,300 gallons, from July 9 to September 2, that would average out to approximately 595 gallons used per day in your household.
You can measure your water consumption in one of three ways:
Read your Water Bill
Your utility bill includes your meter (fixed) fee and consumption (actual usage) charge, as well as shows the period for which you are billed, and will show you how much water you've used, in units, per billing cycle for the last year. To view a sample utility bill, click here.
Read your Water Meter
If you want to know how much water you are using in real time, your best bet is to read your water meter. By checking your meter once a day you can determine how much water your household is using on a daily basis. You can do this for the week, and the month as well. Your water meter can also help you to determine the rate of water flow going into your residence, and even help you to determine if you have a leak. To learn how to read your meter, click here.
Review your Past Usage
Looking at your usage patterns for the last couple of years is a good indicator of how much water you are likely to use for a given billing cycle and where you can conserve water. In addition to the information provided on your utility bill, you can click one of the links below to look at your usage for 2013 - 2015 (year 2013 will be available shortly). To review your usage, you will need the account number from your bill, which you can then use to look up your specific water use in units.