Reasons Your Bill May Be Higher This Month

Changes in Habits and Consumption Can Affect Your CCWA Bill

Many people think the worst when they see a higher than average water bill. The good news is high bills aren’t always caused from a leak and/or equipment failure. There are other contributing factors that can increase your usage that you may not be aware of. If you noticed a higher than average bill in the last month, check the list below to determine if your increased bill could be related to one of these.


Longer Billing Period

Our bill cycles can range from 28-32 days. If your bill is a little higher this month, compare the number of billing days in your billing cycle last month vs. this month. If your billing cycle consisted of 28 days last month and 32 this month, the four extra days of consumption can result in a higher than expected bill.  


Previous Balance Added to Current Billing Period

When you notice your bill is higher than usual, check for a previous balance. If you did not pay your last bill in full, the remaining balance will be added to your current amount due making it higher than normal.


Changing Habits Family Gathering Together - A Full House

Many people do not realize it, but house guests can have a major impact on your utility bill. When you have a house guest, even if it’s just a child home from school, you tend to use more energy. By adding one extra person for any period of time, you will be adding more showers, loads of laundry, cooking, dishes, and electric usage. All of these things can add up, especially if your guest stays for an extended period of time.


Holidays and Summer Break

Having a bill spike during the holidays or summer break is pretty normal. House guests, and being off work and out of school can increase consumption. Summer break is another cause of some utility bill spikes. If your children are home during the day, they tend to consume additional water you are not used to during the school year.