Is your water bill higher than normal?

If your water bill is higher than normal - here are some helpful hints:
Check your toilet 
-Put food coloring in the tank of your toilet(s) and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. If the food coloring goes into your bowl it is likely that you have an internal leak or a bad flapper. Best thing to do is call a plumber and/or replace the flapper.
-Check all faucets for dripping – even little drips can a lot of water usage.
Outside water sources 
-Make sure your faucets outside are not dripping or on.
Water softener 
-Are you doing regular maintenance to your water softener? Is it regenerating properly?