I am frustrated and upset right now. I got our water bill today and its $200 more than usual. Thats a lot. Somehow an extra 20,000 gallons were used. Problem is we are not even living at the house currently. We are remondeling it for sale so we are staying with my parents. No obvious leaks or water running. Nothing that should lead to this. So we did a bit of testing. Checked the meter and in the last 6 days we have used 400 gallons of water. ( yes I know a lot but we were there scrubbing and washing everything down, cleaning out garage, watering new plants ect. So even with this extra water usage in 30 days we would have used 2000 gallons in a month. So where is this extra 20,000 gallons coming from? So when looking at it the little leak meter was not moving, there was no water being used so nothing was moving. We turned the water off and still no movement. We turned the water back on and turned a water hose on and it moved. Turned the water off and checked other water using stuff but nothing was causing large unexpected water usage. No signs of leaks like green grass or damp ground. I just don't know what to think. Anywho since we are not in the house atm and we know someone has come into the house without permission a couple times we went ahead and called the cops. Cop came. Its his opinion that someone might be stealing service. Something I gather has been going around. Which makes me think that electric bill that tripled might be something not right either. He said usually when they are checking these out its the neighbors so after we check with the utility come back to him if there is no reason for this sudden jump. He will file a report for us. I just stood there thinking HOLY CRAP! Well tuesday is the soonest I can get the water company to come check stuff out because of the holiday but I am a bit upset really. All my neighbors have been here at least the last 2 years. The 2 with pools I have knows for the past 15 or more years. I always thought we lived in a pretty decent neighborhood but not if the neighbors pull something like that. I mean 200 extra in water. We had 8 of us living there at one time, had 5 relatives come to stay almost 2 weeks and our water bill was still not this high.