The story is I am 30, single and live alone in a 1300 Sq ft house.
I take two showers a day (about 15 min a piece if that) , brush my teeth twice daily and do laundry twice a week, dishes nightly.
Over the last few months my water bill has crept higher and higher. To the peak this month at 115.00. When I bought the house it was averaging around 35 a month. I have checked for leaks and none found. The water company is coming out next week to see if there is a ground leak although I don't sense they will find anything.
My reasoning for that is. They told me I could monitor my water consumption myself by keeping a log of when I leave and when I come home the gallons used on my meter.
Well today I left and my number was 215160 I came home after 5 hours with no known water running and the number was 215172 so 12 gallons used in 5 hours. Not a lot but still warrants the question where did my water go.
Also the red spinner was at a full stop still when I left and full stop still when I came home. I came in and flushed my toilet and ran outside to see the red spinner moving and a ticking in the meter but the number made no change.
I am under the assumption either my two dogs are taking very long showers while I'm not home. Or a neighbor is stealing water. What should I do to correct this.
Reason on neighbors is I caught them earlier this year running ext cords to my outside outlets when their power was cut off. And furthermore when I checked my meter this afternoon. I also checked theirs and they didn't have one. Their water appears to have been shut of as well.