Why was my water bill so high?

Utility bills are computed based on water usage for a 2 month period. Usage is billed in units of 100 cubic feet, equal to 748 gallons of water. If concerned about a high usage reading, first check for a dripping faucet or running toilet. Also check the meter for movement when no water is being used.

The easiest and quickest way to do this is to take a reading before leaving and upon returning to the house. A period of at least 2 hours should be enough to verify if you have a problem. The Public Works Department is willing to come to your home by appointment to check for a leak and test your meter. Set up an appointment by contacting the Finance Department at 708-447-2700 x231.

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1. How do I set up automatic payment of my water bill?
2. I am not receiving my water bill, what do I do about it?
3. What is the current water rate?
4. What is the $30 fee on my utility bill?
5. How is my utility bill calculated?
6. Why was my water bill so high?
7. How do I set up my water account?
8. How do I pay my water bill?
9. Why must I pay a minimum water/sewer charge?