Certain citites and Broward County, have increased the surcharge for increase water usage. In the being of January I posted a new law about water usage. Only being able to water your lawns once a week. Here is a clip from the Sun- Sentinel newspaper.
"In Davie, residents who use from 6,000 to 9,000 gallons of water will pay a 25 percent surcharge. And residents using more than 9,000 gallons pay a 50 percent surcharge. Commercial customers are now paying a 45 percent surcharge because of the new restrictions.
In Fort Lauderdale, water users will see the new charge on their February bills. The city's surcharge for water use during a drought is 17 percent for a residential user. For a home using 8,000 gallons in a month, that raises the bill from $15.29 to $17.26, according to city documents.
In Plantation, customers who use less than 6,000 gallons monthly inside their homes or who use a domestic water meter for irrigation will avoid any surcharges. Customers who use more than that or who have a separate sprinkler meter will be subject to a 45 percent surcharge."
So if you live in any of these cities I would suggest if you don't want the surcharge to decrease your water usage.