My landlord suddenly upped our utilities and there is something not right about it. Through the utility company we pay electric, gas and a small sanitary service charge for the amount we use. On top of that my landlord is billing us a seperate bill through a non-utility affiliated company (NWP services corp). We are billed about $24 for water, $24 for Sewer, and $8.50 for trash. This just seems really high, much higher than i have ever paid before, but i don't really know enough to say for sure.Thank you for your contributions. I live in a 2 bedroom with another roomate, but am never home. My roomate is generally gone 1/2 the week as well, so we don't use very much. My landlord kept the lease when i signed it, so i will ask to take a look at it, and ask how it is calculated. I will aslo check on the regulations of my state (California)... but i am not sure where to find this information? Ive skimmed several tenant rights sites but haven't seen anything regarding untilities. Any suggestions where to look?