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Considering the fact that BEL has shut our hydro down past 2 months in a row and said they would not turn it back on until the owner of the building fixes all the screwy wiring – it makes me wonder why our last bills were so high.  $284.68 bzd – I know we have had company but the bill doubled in size 2 months in a row.  Looking back over old bills to try and solve the mystery and our November/December bill was $105.49.

Still no hot water either – forgot to mention that we had a leak around March 2and that was bad enough to justify shutting the hot water off temporarily until P gets a chance to fix it. I am not  paying a fortune to Belize Water Services for wasted water.  At our first apt here in town our landlord Beto told us that the neighbors had not bothered to get a running toilet fixed and the result was an $800 water bill so after that I am very conscious of drips and stuff like that. Last water bill was $63.46 bzd.

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4 comments

  1. Well I am going have to check past bills and see if I can work out why the increase. Some people would say we have a cheap bill – I have heard of some pretty outrageous bill amounts here. It is actually one of the questions on my list to ask when we move into a new place what the past few months electric bills were like.

  2. That BEL bill can’t be right. Try to fight it if u can.

  3. That is amazing how much you were able to save Remo. Wow 600 for a drip now I feel a bit more justified at the sound of our drip/trickle pissing me off ha ha.

    Since we are renters we just do what we can to keep the bill down. Basically we use lights 2 lap tops and tv. Save the Aircon for the summer if we can and try for evening / night time use.

  4. My girlfriend told me about her Dad (Mr. Beto) and the infamous $800 water bill….haha!

    My father owns and rents a couple houses near the municipal airstrip and one time the tenant was away and there was a leak that persisted for weeks and weeks.

    The bill was over $600 dollars and the fun part was seeing who would pay the bill:)

    I have a 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bathroom 3,200 square foot home with internal cooling and A/C’s in each room. My electric bill was NEVER below $600Bz a month and my water bill was always over $400BZ a month as well.

    The last 2 months I only put on my A/c in my master bedroom during the night time just before I went to sleep. Only putting on one A/C for 5-6 hours a day decreased my bill by a little over $200BZ

    I also switched from electric to gas water heaters and my bill went down significantly. Actually, I am contemplating switching everything over to gas/butane considering these INSANE Electric and water bills.

    Maybe you should consider the same approach if possible?

    cheers……….

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