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High Water Bills Can Indicate a Leak

Many HOAs have a problem with water bills that are way too high. Sometimes that is due to poor maintenance, sometimes due to unidentified leaks.  Leaks can cost thousands of dollars a year if allowed to continue, so they need to be discovered and fixed as soon as possible.

The first step toward discovering a leak is to check past water bills. If there is a leak and it happened recently, it will show up in a water bill as a sudden spike in the amount billed, even when the water company hasn’t raised it’s prices. Here are some questions to ask:

Have the bills gone up recently? If yes: 

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MA: Mansfield condo complex evacuated

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Several people had to be evacuated from a local condominium complex in Mansfield early this morning following a water leak that swamped the first floor of the building at 26 Webb Place
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CA: The Sky Is Falling – Really!

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

A couple of years ago, at a meeting of our homeowners’ association board of directors, the problem of our swimming pool came up—again. The basic problem was that the bottom of the pool had an unsightly crack in it. Was there a leak
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VA: Lake Monticello seeks fix for leaky pond

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

However, there isn’t a fast fix. According to the association, a slow leak developed in April through a rusted area in the galvanized metal spillway that was noticed after heavy spring runoff.
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