CENTRAL FLORIDA,None - It's a utility concern that could be hiking your bill, and you wouldn't even know it.
Ginger Lelansky has spent a lot of time checking her dual water meters after receiving a $1,000 bill.
"I was shocked," Lelansky said.
The sky-high bill was because of a leak, but it helped uncover a bigger problem: her two meters were crossed, meaning her outdoor irrigation meter was measuring indoor use and vice versa.
"They told me
The meters are charged at different rates, so the mix-up led to four years of overcharges. It was just $10 or $12 a month, but
Orlando Utility Commission's Tim Trudell said all utilities offer dual meters, and they're standard in most newer homes.
"This is an extremely rare occurrence. It does happen," Trudell said.
Even though the utility usually installs the second irrigation meter, it's often
The only way you'll know is to turn off all water either inside or outside your home and watch your meters.
"You should see just one meter where it's spinning -- and vice versa," Trudell said.
Right now, OUC has only about 13,000 customers on dual meters.