I am not sure if this is the proper place for this. If not, just kindly transfer this thread.
In the past month (September), there was a sudden spike in our water supply consumption, based on our water bill. The spike was from around 10 to 13
cubic meters per month in previous years to, suddenly last month only, 45 cubic meters! That is a lot of water. Now, I know this sounds like just an
ordinary case of a leak in the pipes. However, we have had two different professional plumbers examine our pipes (which are all above-ground and
easily inspected) and they found nothing wrong with them.
More mysterious still, we discovered that the meter would turn on at midnight and stop at around 5 AM. We considered that it could be a case of water
pressure becoming stronger during those hours, but when we turn on the faucets at that time, the pressure is normal and nothing out of the ordinary.
And why would this suddenly happen just last month? And during the day, when all faucets are turned off, the meter does not move. So that obviously
rules out any leaks. There are no illegal tapping mechanisms anywhere (we have had that checked as well).
Of course you could still say that this is a simple case of the water meter malfunctioning, and I am still not ruling that possibility out. We have
already reported the case to the water company and we are awaiting an inspection from them.
However, there are two things that have made me wonder about this.
First of all, before we had our water supply pipes connected in the house, when we first transferred here, we had a water-filling station fill out
several drums of water. We would watch them fill them up but in the morning, one of the drums would be empty, but there would be no puddles or even
drops of water anywhere nearby to indicate a leak in the drum. Then one night, I stumbled upon a very thick black hose on the ground near the drums. I
actually stepped on it and it didn't move. It was as thick as my leg, black, and felt rubbery. I ran into the house to tell my mother, and when we
came back out it was gone.
The second thing, and this is what made me decide to post here, is that when we started telling people about our problem, we discovered that we were
not alone. Almost everybody we asked had the same problem or knew somebody with the same problem. All of them experienced the problem within the past
two to three months! In almost all of the cases, the consumption spikes were mysterious because they have all had their pipes checked and they found
nothing wrong! No leaks and no illegal tappers.
I went online to look for an explanation and the only mysterious entities who are known to "steal" water are UFOs. I found also to my surprise that
there have been other sightings of the mysterious black hose connected to UFOs that seem to be stealing water.
Of course I have no proof. This is pure speculation. I just posted this to ask if anybody else has been experiencing this, because even though I am
not sure what it is, something seems to be going on. If the UFOs are stealing water, why would they do it in residential areas and not in lakes and
rivers? It doesn't make sense. And what would they do with the water? Are they preparing for something big that is about to happen. Anyway, like I
said, this part is pure speculation, but I really would like to find out if this is happening in other parts of the world as well.
14-10-2012 by topquark because: typos