We had a water line breakage at our house about a month and a half ago. We had no idea how long it had been running down the hill, but I'd imagine it was at least 5 hours that it went on for before we found it. And then it took 3 more to shut it off. (We had to call the water company to come turn it off, since it was at a main juncture in our sprinkler system. Shutting the water off in the house did nothing to help.)
I was a little worried about how bad our water bill was going to be, but I've managed to put it out of my mind until now.
I opened the water bill that came yesterday and saw that the previous bill was for 29,000 gallons. (That's for 2 months. We're billed on a bi-monthly basis.)
This bill was for 74,600 gallons.
I just have to keep repeating to myself: I love our new house, I love our new house, I love our new house...
(I really do.)
Here...for those curious about whether my numbers are off or not. A screen shot of the actual bill...
It was a LOT of water pouring down our hill! For many, many hours. ::sigh::