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Wells
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Cissy    Posted 02-11-2003 at 22:04:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a well and want to know how to determine how much electricity i use everytime i turn on the water. My provider is PG&E and they haven't been helpful. Is there a web site that has some information about this topic? Or perhaps someone reading this message has some information. I have only a 1 acre property.
thanks


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La    Posted 02-12-2003 at 04:37:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I put up a meter pole seperate from my house only for the water pump, I get seperate bills for the house and water pump, I have a 1 hp submersable pump that runs on 220volts with a 125 gallon tank. It usually runs about 15-18 dollars a month depending on the season, watering the garden etc. Only 2 people living in the house.


Nathan(GA)    Posted 02-12-2003 at 07:15:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know about there. But here they will charge a monthly minimum to have a meter, use it or not. And I think it's about $12 a month.


Gary    Posted 02-12-2003 at 10:41:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
7 dollar minimum


Salmoneye    Posted 02-12-2003 at 03:46:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There should be a plate attached to the motor of the pump...Along with the HorsePower rating and the RPMs, there should be a line stating how much power the motor draws, ie. 1000Watts@60hz@120 Volts...

That kind of thing...

100 Watts is a 'KiloWatt'...If you run a 1000 Watt motor for 1 hour, you are using 1 Kilo-watt-hour...That is the unit that the power company carges you in...Same for anything...Determine the wattage and divide into 1000...a 100 watt bulb will use .10 KW/hour...to use a whole KiloWatt you will have to run a 100 watt bulb for 10 hours...A hot plate that is 1500 watts, will use a KiloWatt and a half/hour that you use it...

Hope This Helps...


*^*^%)(*    Posted 02-12-2003 at 03:48:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang sticky 0 key...

"100 Watts is a 'KiloWatt'" of course SHOULD read...

"1000 Watts is a 'KiloWatt'"

Sorry...

Salmoneye


Willy-N    Posted 02-11-2003 at 22:25:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
A 1 hp pump uses about .05 cents a hour to run 1/2 hp pump about .025 a hour at .068 cents a KWH average price depending on where you live. Mark H.


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