A higher than normal water bill could be an indication of a leak on your property. Leaks can waste large volumes water and after going unnoticed can quickly register thousands of gallons through your meter. A dripping faucet can use up to 15 gallons a day and even just a 1/4 inch hole can leak over 60,000 gallons a day. Beginning in 2021, Fairfield began a Citywide project to replace all meters with a new ‘Smart’ meter that can allow you to more closely monitor your water consumption. Please visit https://mywateradvisor2.com/login to set up an account to monitor your own use, set leak alerts, and more. If you have any questions about this site, please contact the Utility Billing Office at 513-867-5370.
The most common and costly types of leaks can be toilet leaks. The tank should be checked to make sure that there is not a continuous overflow leak or a leak due to improper seating. If the toilet is operating properly, you may want to check faucets for worn washers or defective fixtures, check outside water taps to be sure they are completely turned off, check your water heater overflow pipe, check the humidifier tank that has a float arm and overflow, or for an underground leak. It may be necessary to call a plumber to help identify and/or fix the leak.