FAQ: Why is my water bill higher than usual?

Answer: You might have a leak.

FixLeaksYour water bill is based on the amount of water that is used in your home. Seattle Public Utilities’ inspectors determine your water usage by reading the water meter outside your property.

If your water bill is higher than usual, you may have a leak. Some leaks are obvious–that kitchen faucet that won’t stop dripping. Others are silent, and can occur without you knowing. Luckily, many common household leaks are easy to fix.

Learn how to find and fix leaks at home.