Literally, in the trenches! This is what I did yesterday morning.
Me and my two boys spent the morning digging up the water lines in our yard. When the water company read our meter the other day, they left a note on the door that said we had excessive water usage and should check for a leak. The house has an irrigation system that we had been using since we moved in. Our first bill said we used 17,000 gallons. We thought the bill was kind of high, so we turned off the sprinkler system and I just watered my flowers by hand and we didn't worry about the grass. So when they came back and said we used 36,000 gallons, we knew there was a problem.
So, those of you who have city water, what is your average usage? I called my sister who also has 3 kids and does lots of laundry. She said hers is between 6,000 - 8,000 gallons a month. I wonder if we have a bad meter?