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.