A Clearwater resident contacted us in regards to a city notice of high water usage. High water bills and large amount of water usage can be attributed to water leaks and possibly slab leaks (water leaks underneath the concrete that you cannot see). The first thing we recommend Florida residents to check when they receive a high water bill is their water meter. On every city water meter, their is either a triangle or a small wheel called a leak indicator. If all of the water is turned off in your home or business, and the leak indicator is spinning, you have a leak somewhere on your property. When you receive a city notice of high water usage and you check the leak indicator on your water meter, make sure that nobody is using water inside the home or business. The leak indicator will spin whenever water is running through the water meter. See the picture below to see an example of a leak indicator on a Clearwater Florida water meter. The leak indicator has been circled in red. In this particular water meter, we found a colony of ants. Be careful when opening water meters as you never know what’s inside that could get you!