Longtime City of Fort Saskatchewan Water Bill Woes! Tech may offer helpful Solution.
If you live in Fort Saskatchewan I’m sure you have heard or experienced this ongoing issue:
as seen in an article by Quinn Ohler on Globalnews.ca:
Alberta single mom handed $2,700 water bill: ‘It’s impossible’
A massive water bill has a Fort Saskatchewan mom worried about how she’s going to pay it.
Miranda Collier is a single mom who works a minimum-wage job. She moved into the rental home in July.
The water bill for the first two months she lived there was $157.91. In September and October it jumped to $2,676.59. read more here:
or how about this article by Tanya Gallant of CBC News:
Fort Saskatchewan residents protest high water bills
Tanya Gallant was shocked when she received a $2,100 water utility bill in 2015.
A group of Fort Saskatchewan residents is protesting after receiving water utility bills in the thousands of dollars.
The group, called Fort Sask Water Wars, is planning to hold a rally on the steps of Fort Saskatchewan city hall Tuesday while councillors are meeting inside.
Tanya Gallant founded the group after she and her husband were shocked by a $2,100 bill for water usage at their townhouse in 2015.
“We thought automatically, ‘OK, that has to be a clerical error,’ ” Gallant told CBC News. “Every time you open up your water bill, you’re scared you’re going to have another one like that.”
Finish reading the article here:
A possible Tech solution may help you keep the water Gremlins away.
This was first heard on Fort Saskatchewan’s Radio Station Mix 107.9 during Tech Time with Luke England and Dan LHeureux.
Dan LHeureux did some research on the issue and came up with a number of products which are readily available and fairly inexpensive. There are products which will strap on to existing piping without doing in hard installation require any cutting. These systems work with a downloadable app either IOS or Android which monitor the flow and can tell whether there is a potential leak. It also monitors and accurately totals your consumption which you can then compare against your water bill. Check them out below:
As you can see here two viable solutions to keep track of your water consumption and alert you of any potential issues and keep those Water Billing Gremlins away from your property.