Will I Save Money With a Water Meter?
“To Meter or Not to Meter” that is the question homeowners and property owners throughout Chicago are asking themselves. This blog is trying to shed some light on Chicago Meter Save Program through the eyes and experience of a Chicago Bungalow Owner.
Case Study for Meter Save Chicago.
Single Family Home (Bungalow) on the northwest side of Chicago.
# Occupants: Man, Woman, 2 Young Children, 1 Dog
Water Usage Description:
Daily Bathing – 2 Bathrooms
Light-Medium water usage for Gardening
Water Meter was installed on March 26th of 2015
Below you will find screenshots for the following water bills. Once a water customer switches to the meter save program they will receive their bill every 2 months vs. every 6 months with a non-metered account.
WATER BILL BEFORE METER
1ST WATER BILL AFTER METER
2ND WATER BILL AFTER MEETER
3RD WATER BILL AFTER MEETER
4TH WATER BILL AFTER MEETER
Will you save money with a water meter?
Simple answer… Yes you will.
By taking the cost of the 3rd & 4th Water Bill multiplying it by 3 to represent the semi-annual or 6 month bill you would receive from non-metered account.
Below are a couple mathematical examples on how you save.
3rd Bill Example (2 months of water) vs. Last 6 Month Bill
$76.26 x 3 =$228.78
Previous Water Bill: $445.63 – $228.78 =$216.85
Annualized Savings: $433.70
4th Bill Example (2 months of water) vs. Last 6 Month Bill
$91.50 x 3 =$274.50
Previous Water Bill: $445.63 – $274.50 = $171.13
Annualized Savings: $342.26
If you are a senior I believe that would make you tax exempt from the sewer portion of the water/sewer bill, therefore increasing your savings significantly.
Looking for other ways to save on your water bill?
- Toilet Running, Stop it, Save Money on your water bill
- Leaky Pipes, Repair it, Save Money on your water bill
Contact Apex fora Free On-Site Estimate: 773-477-7714
For More information on Chicago Meter Save program click here