Meter Reading

How do I read my water meter?

The meter is usually located on the front of the property and housed in a cast iron or plastic meter box marked WATER. To check the meter, put on gloves, and insert a tool such as a screwdriver in the hole and pry open the cast iron or plastic lid (do not use your fingers!).

The cast iron lid is heavy, so be careful when handling it. Set the lid aside. Before reaching in to the meter box, check carefully for insects or rodents. To read the meter, lift the cover and always replace the cover on your water meter when finished. Reading your water meter is similar to reading the odometer in your car. Read all the numbers from left to right that appear close to the center of the glass window.

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