What Is Six Billion?
Six Billion is a "6", followed by 9 zeros. "It would take you the better part of 3 - 4 days to count to 6 billion". G. Bush. (Actually, if you could count one number per second, 6 Billion seconds is 190.26 years).
6 billion everyday is 2,190,000,000,000 (2 trillion + ) for a year. If it were dollars, it's much more than what Bill Gates has; (But still about 1/7 of the U.S. national debt).
If it were gallons ….. ?
2,190,000,000,000 gallons represents:
292,741,612,084 cubic feet of water (7.418 gallons per cu. Ft.), which is a lake, 102.4 miles wide, by 102.4 miles long and 1 foot deep. Every year!
It's a heck of a lot of water!
And it's just:
A. Leaking out of your pipes; Or,
B. Going through your meters without being counted; Or, stolen; Or,
C. Being used to wash streets, or flush hydrants, and no one bothered to "write it down"!
So what do you do now?
For starters, you begin by getting a handle on the situation by computing a "Trial Audit".
Then we can talk about what you need to do next.