March 10, 2008
Jennifer and Jim kept getting huge water bills. They knew the bills
weren’t representative of their actual usage, and no matter how they
tried to conserve, the high bills continued.
Although they could see nothing wrong, they had everything checked for
leakage problems. First the water meter, then outdoor pipes, indoor
pipes, underground pipes, faucets, toilets, washer, ice maker, etc.,
all to no avail.
One day, Jim was sick and stayed home in bed, but kept hearing water
running downstairs. He finally tore himself from his sick bed to
investigate, and stumbled onto the cause of such high water bills.
Apparently, this was happening all day long when they were not at
home. Knowing that few would believe him, he taped a segment of the
‘problem’ for posterity — see Video below: