I usually use only 2 or 3K gallons per month...4700 doesn't seem really out of line for more than one person.
My water bill is around $50 every month...its the extras and fees I can't stand.
Bill for October: $49.83 Water consumption 2K Gallons.
Water $ 8.24
Stormwater Utility $ .82
Stormwater Utility $ 5.13
Utility Tax $ .82
# The Garbage is what really frosts me...Twice a week pickup and I have the smallest Hobo the city provides (fee is based on Hobo size) and I RARELY put the darn thing out more than once or twice a month...then they will tell you you have to take (item) to the landfill (and pay extra) yourself as we don't pick that up.
I cut down a large tree in the back yard and put some of the wood (ear tree..useless for anything, even firewood, and dangerous...topple easy in storms) out for them to take...said no I had to pay extra and take it to the landfill myself. If its in the Hobo though they have to take it. Chunk of tree went under regular garbage in the Hobo and in about 9 months it was all gone.
I wish garbage was like that in parts of Europe...your trash can has a bar code and its scanned by the people on the trash truck when its emptied....you're charged so much each time they empty it...not a flat rate every month emptied or not.