The water department gave me a adjustment on my bill. Basically they took off the massive sewage charge on the bill and I just have to pay for the water portion. The sewage charge was over $400.00 so I’m not complaining and I have to say the folks at the water department did a lot to help me with the whole water problem. They took extra readings and actually adjusted the bill so I don’t have to pay the $600.00 and then wait for a refund or a credit which is nice.
I finally found a toilet float that fits the arm for my older toilet. I had to buy the more expensive copper type float ball but for $15.00 I have both toilets filling with the correct amount of water. I am maually opening and closing the garage door. It’s actually very easy to manage since I had the large spring replace a year or two ago. I can wait to replace the garage door opener. The last bit of savings I got notified of was my power bill. By turning off the Hot water heater while the water was shut off I saved quite a bit on my electric bill. I dropped a few other things that used electricity like the dish cable box and an always on laptop that used to connect the phone line to the cable box. I’ll do another comparison of electrical usage next month and see how much power the water heater is using each month.
Things are working out okay and I learned a lot during this little disaster.