Water bill audits are highly beneficial for businesses and municipalities. It’s not uncommon for leaks to go unnoticed for extended periods which results in over-billing. Several things can cause high water bills.
Below is a list of common occurrences that may lead to a major increase in your business’ water – sewer cost:
- Leak– A water leak occurs when plumbing fails. A sudden spike in usage can indicate a leak. To find the leak, inspect the premises. Listen for flowing water in walls, look for puddles and leaks on the ground inside and outside.
- Meter Reading Errors– water meter read errors happen from time to time. Subtract the beginning read from the end read on your bill. Sometimes the amount billed is not equal to the amount used. Sometimes if you look at a sequence of bills you will see that the meter read is going backward (decreasing). This is not possible, as the meter should always be increasing. If you find an error like this, notify your utility company and have them correct the error. If your utility company doesn’t respond, contact us for help!
- Miscalculated/Misapplied Rates– Sometimes utility companies implement changes that affect how your bill is calculated. Since we are all human, mistakes can be made when changing a rate schedule on an account, subsequently, incorrect multiples and meter sizes can be applied.
These types of errors are not typically easy to find and can be extremely costly if left to run unchecked.
Wolf will review your water -wastewater accounts and utilize our expertise to root out and correct existing billing errors. If any refunds are available from your provider we WILL get-acquire them on your behalf. As well, if requested, we can and will make and implement cost-saving recommendations for the future. The review of all pertinent of all stated records will cover the full period available via utility vendor historical data.