consist of simply turning on the water and letting it flow
throughout the winter. Over watering of landscaping (and
concrete) is an ever present concern, and leaks in system
distribution, and plumbing fixtures can account for up to 20
percent of your annual consumption.
Water Costs. Besides knowing where and how much water
you use, you must also know how much that water is costing you.
Figure 6 shows a compilation of water costs at several different
bases. Are the numbers surprising? How much does your water
cost? If you pump from your own wells, is it free? If you
purchase from a utility company, is the amount of that bill your
total water cost? No.