As some of our past case studies have proven, monitoring your water utility bills is well worth the time and effort. Although these bills are monetarily lower in cost than electricity or gas, “a little here and there” does add up if a leak goes undetected.
During our daily analysis of the water utility bills for one of our large retail clients, we noticed there was an abnormally high spike in water consumption over a period of a few months, which amounted to double the property’s normal usage.
Within our investigation of this high water consumption case, our client was notified twice of two separate issues, resulting in two undetected leaks found by the plumber. While the running toilet was partly responsible for the high water consumption, the other issue found was associated to a piece of new equipment that had been installed to replace the waterline, but it had been left uncapped and water had been trickling into a nearby drain.
Undetected leaks do exist and we believe the second leak may have never been discovered, as it was only a slow trickle of water into a drain. With the utility bill monitoring services we provide for our clients, we were able to catch the abnormal consumption within a short period of time. While the issue was considered to be a relatively easy fix at first, our attention to detail caught the continued high consumption and helped us to determine the amount of water flowing out of the undetected leak. We helped our client to avoid additional costs of $7000, so that “little here and there” was kept to minimum.
Why not have Powerhouse monitor all your utility bills? After all, it’s our forte and we can give you the confidence to know that you are only paying the amount that you should be on your utility bills.