Murphy, NC

#1 Feb 13, 2013
What is everyones average water bill from Richmond Utilities? Mine is somewhere between 60 to 80 bucks which seems high

Richmond, KY

#2 Feb 13, 2013
I agree since my water looks like rust most of the time or smells like chlorine. Afraid to ingest this stuff they call water!

United States

#3 Feb 13, 2013
My water's fine. If yours is rusty or screwy, might be your home's pipes/fixtures. Or maybe some recent maintenance was done regionally, which can cause temporary water quality issues in select neighborhoods.

If your water bill seems overly high, despite conservative usage, see if there are any leaks on your end. Find your supply lines to your kitchen & bathroom fixtures & turn them off, to include the toilet, dishwasher, water heater... anything that uses water, basically. Then open up your meter cap and observe, see if the reading is still changing over the course of an hour, a few hours, or even a day.

If it's still moving, you've got a leak in the lines that feed your home, and you need to get it fixed. It may be costly, but high bills over time are more so.

If disabling your fixtures and feeds inside stopped the meter, try turning each back on, one a day, to see if you have a runny toilet, leaky faucets, or some other source of waste that's costing you extra. Eventually, you'll find the culprit.
richmond utility customer

Nashville, TN

#4 Feb 13, 2013
the water itself isn't so bad. by the time they add the sewer it is a total rip off. not only that but many times they overcharge. 2 mo. ago I was so overcharged that by the time i finally got them to reread the meter not only did I get one mo. completly free but part of a third mo. now it really wasn't free because I had been overcharged that much! In my opinion had I not called them several times they would have left it at that. When your bill is way over the norn, call & worry their a$$ off til they reread it! there is no reason for the sewer fee to be as high as it is.

Richmond, KY

#5 Feb 13, 2013
I live alone and just have very normal use and my bill including sewer is $33.66 a month. I assume that to be the minimum that can be charged.

Richmond, KY

#6 Feb 14, 2013
We are a family of four and our water bill was $41 last month. It is $10 higher than this time last year. I have noticed that the water has a strong chlorine smell to it now. I don't drink the water here, just bottled.

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