This article discusses some potential reasons for high water costs for businesses in Michigan. It identifies leaky water appliances, inefficient appliances, and broken water softeners as possible culprits for driving up water bills. The article provides practical tips for businesses to identify and fix leaks in various water appliances, such as toilets, faucets, showerheads, and outdoor irrigation systems. It also recommends using energy-efficient and environmentally friendly water appliances with the Energy Star and WaterSense labels to lower utility costs and conserve water resources. Additionally, the article highlights the importance of checking the performance of water softeners to avoid wasting water and driving up water rates. Finally, it suggests seeking help from professional plumbers to inspect and fix faulty water appliances if businesses cannot address the issues on their own.