Published: Aug 27, 2010 10:55 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 27, 2010 7:46 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Homeowners in Cape Coral are concerned about their utility bills.

Several people on SW 51st Terrace saw an unusual spike in their water usage.

One homeowner's usage went up to 30,000 gallons in one month. They are alarmed because for much of the time they were not home.

Now they want answers.

"One billing period we we're gone for ten days. The bill increased in monetary value and consumption."

The city is taking the meters out of the ground and running tests to see if it is a meter issue.