Why is my bill higher than my neighbor's?

Many times neighbors like to compare water bill dollar amounts. However, this comparison does not accurately reflect what may be occurring in any single household. Water usage habits vary greatly from the number of people in a household to how often hands are washed to how long people shower. Other factors could include what types of toilet(s) are installed, the size of the washing machine, how often dishes are washed, if more baths are taken than showers, if a sprinkler system is installed and how often it is used, or even if the property has a pool and how often it is filled.  

Because of the different variables that could contribute to the amount of water used, the most accurate way to compare the usage would be to go back to a year ago and compare usage during that time. This allows for a more accurate comparison.

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1. I never received my water bill. Can you send me another bill?
2. Can you explain the details on my bill, what are all these charges for?
3. I know I used less water this month but the usage is still high. Why?
4. Why is my water bill so high?
5. Why is my bill higher than my neighbor's?
6. How is the (residential) sewer bill calculated?
7. I've just received notification that my landlord has not been paying the utility bills. What can I do?
8. Why do I have to come to City Hall in order to have my water service started?
9. Why does my payment take two bank business days to credit to my account?