Thursday, January 31, 2013

What Everyone Wants to See on Their Bill

We had our backyard re-done this past summer. Yep the hottest summer ever and our pool was being renovated...bad timing on our part. Our water people have this thing, where you can file a variance if you use more water then you're supposed to. When we filled our pool, we filled out a variance and they credited your account. Well after we filled the pool we had a leak and didn't know it. Each of us were filling up the pool, not realizing the other was filling it up. Bottom line we got a bill the next month for $416! I nearly choked on my breakfast when I opened the bill. But I filled out a little variance for the leak and guess what came in the mail for our next bill?

We had to pay the $416, but now we have a credit and we won't have to pay another water bill till probably March or April, awesome! I can definitely think of some things I'd rather spend my money on then water.

What did I learn? If you have a really high water bill, try filling out a variance form, you just might get some money back.


  1. woohoo it still sucks seeing that bill and i mean ouch but a still it is nice now to not have to pay anything

  2. I would have died!!! Glad its all good now ;)

  3. I love seeing that.. although it rarely happens to us, haha. I hate having to pay for things like water.. and oil.. and pretty much anything other than clothes and shoes. Oops. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. That is great that you got the credit! I'm a renter so I don't have to pay the water bill :)

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  5. That's great that you got the credit. $416 is a lot for water!

  6. That is so cool! My eyes probably would have popped out of my head if I opened a bill like that. Have fun spending that money elsewhere!