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djhays9102004

05:58PM | 08/16/05
Member Since: 08/15/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I have a question....if I have a toilet that has been running 24/7 for a month is it possible that I could have ran out 74,000 gallons of water? If anyone could help me I would appreciate it soooo much.

Billhart

08:03PM | 08/16/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
I don't know what is typical, but I just replaced the fill valve in 2 toilets. And one of them the stop valve clogged up and it had very sol fill.

So after replacing it I timed the fill of the two units.

About 1.5 minutes. And I think that they where 3.5 gal toilets. That figures out to 2 gpm.

Or 120 gal/hr, 2880 gal/day, and 86,400 gal/month.


RayVinZant

05:12AM | 08/17/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
This is absolutely true. Many people have had the same problem. Suddenly they have a bill from the city for $1,000 and they didn't realize the toilet was the culprit.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.

djhays9102004

11:42AM | 08/17/05
Member Since: 08/15/05
2 lifetime posts
i certainly did not believe it when they told me i owed $500 for my toilet running last month. i appreciate it though because i was gonna tell them to kiss my ass but now i guess its my fault and will have to pay it. thanks again

doug seibert

04:47PM | 08/17/05
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
Try whining......The utility must have an office of consumer affairs......a back room someplace.......maybe they'll offer to split the payments over several months.......

I know our (expensive) SEWER service is directly computed per water usage........after an un-noticed water leak 'outside'.....the utility adjusted the sewer portion to reflect a "normal" months usage......

Same way if you fill a swimming pool.......


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