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  • CardewCardew Forumite
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    nick74 said:
    Another thing to take into account is that whilst your current bill is based on actual readings it may be that one or more previous bills included an estimate. Therefore, your previous consumption may never have been as low as 112L per day in the first place. Anyway your check will hopefully prove it one way or the other.
    The OP said in her opening post:
    "I have just had my latest water bill covers approx a 6 month period. The meter has been read so no estimate."


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    calleyw said:

    There is nothing being fixated on, you asked the question 'Do I have a leak?' which obviously nobody on here can accurately answer!!!, instead your getting replies based on the object of elimination and taking into account the information you supplied on  your daily usage it doesn't look like you have a leak, have you turned off your water and checked if your meter is still flowing?, if not what other answer do you want?   
    Yes it is.  As you told me how litres you use a day.  Not a question I asked or even cared about. And a totally useless reply.  I am fully aware that no can tell me for sure do I have a leak. But I was asking a question that if a household goes from 2 people down to one person should I see a reduction in use?  I believe that I should, as I am very careful with my useage. And if not is is likely to be a leak?
    And I am well aware that I need to go and check the meter but that means lying down on the pavement to look at it.  Not something that I am keen to do but will have to. As to me it does not seem right.
    Yours
    Calley x




    You may be able to use your mobile phone to take a picture of the meter, to save you having to lay on the pavement.  Just don't drop it though  :)
  • edited 7 July at 10:46AM
    nick74nick74 Forumite
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    edited 7 July at 10:46AM
    Cardew said:
    nick74 said:
    Another thing to take into account is that whilst your current bill is based on actual readings it may be that one or more previous bills included an estimate. Therefore, your previous consumption may never have been as low as 112L per day in the first place. Anyway your check will hopefully prove it one way or the other.
    The OP said in her opening post:
    "I have just had my latest water bill covers approx a 6 month period. The meter has been read so no estimate."


    Yes I know that! My point is that the OP did not state that they had never had an estimated reading in the past.

    Whilst the current bill, and perhaps also the previous bill, are based on actual readings it may be that the bill before that, or even the one previous to that include at least one estimate. The OP's concerns stem from their consumption apparently increasing from 112L to 119L per day over time based on a previous bills. It would only take one of those previous bills to have included an estimated reading at some point in the past for that basis to be flawed.


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    calleyw said:

    There is nothing being fixated on, you asked the question 'Do I have a leak?' which obviously nobody on here can accurately answer!!!, instead your getting replies based on the object of elimination and taking into account the information you supplied on  your daily usage it doesn't look like you have a leak, have you turned off your water and checked if your meter is still flowing?, if not what other answer do you want?   
    Yes it is.  As you told me how litres you use a day.  Not a question I asked or even cared about. And a totally useless reply.  I am fully aware that no can tell me for sure do I have a leak. But I was asking a question that if a household goes from 2 people down to one person should I see a reduction in use?  I believe that I should, as I am very careful with my useage. And if not is is likely to be a leak?
    And I am well aware that I need to go and check the meter but that means lying down on the pavement to look at it.  Not something that I am keen to do but will have to. As to me it does not seem right.
    Yours
    Calley x




    Okay Karen
    The real meaning of life is the pursuit of happiness and avoidance of pain:rotfl:
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