Have you had any lifestyle changes that mean you’re spending more time at home than usual? For example, working from home, taking extended time off, being newly retired or staying home to care for someone in your household. This change will likely increase your water usage and bill.
During COVID-19 lockdown, there has been a general 20% increase in water usage.
This may be because:
- you’re flushing the toilet more
- you’re not showering at work or in the gym
- you’re washing more dishes at home
- the kids are also at home during the day, rather than at school, adding to increased usage