Alright, I will admit that I'm new to the whole utilities thing, but I have to get started sometime, right? My landlord claims that the water bill (which is going to her, not us tenants) is around $30 per person per month. With seven of us, that's $210 dollars per month, which means we will be paying over $2500 for water this year! Once again, I might be totally wrong about this, but I thought that an average annual water cost for a family of four was around $500-600. It would seem to me that either our landlord is confused, or utility rates here in Seattle are out of control. Could anyone let me know if this figure seems right? Thanks for your help!