I'm definitely confused here all... Wouldn't a faucet or pipe have to be open past the meter for the meter to register water or air...especially 240,000 gallons
? This would mean that a faucet or pipe was open for a lonnnggg time in jlarsen's house letting air out from the system..? I don't know guys... but I'm not buying it...
How often did you have to go without water as they worked on these pipe jlarsen? Did they drain the pipes down from your house by opening faucets in the house and then close them and purge the lines after they worked on the lines? Although I am sure that you would have noticed this
... I wonder if it is possible that the water department hooked onto your outside faucet
and then ran hoses to feed other neighbors or equipment or something else weird like that. I have seen this done many times in my area, but they usually drop the meter for time of construction and then bill using average usage per month. I know this is far-fetched, but I just can't think of anything else that makes sense here.
After that I want to know what the water department thinks about the figure letmetellu posted... 5.5 g.p.m every minute of every day for 24 hours a day for 30 days..?
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