STEP 1 Locate your meter box, generally found towards the front of a property, near the street. The box is typically in a direct line with the main outside faucet. It is housed in a plastic or concrete box. Remove the lid by using a tool such as a large screwdriver. Please be careful not to damage the wire attatched to the water meter.
STEP 2 Once you open the meter box lid, lift the protective cap on the meter. On the face of the meter there is a digital screen.
Read the numbers from left to right. The last two numbers on the right - after the decimal- is hundredth of a gallon and does not appear on your billing statement. The plus sign in the circle indicates water is going through the meter, this is the leak indicator.
Compare the reading to what your bill states as your current reading.
STEP 3 Keep in mind that you might be checking your meter on a date different from the one used for billing. This could result in a difference in the amount you find, compared with the amount on which your bill is based. However, if your reading is considerably higher than what is on your bill, check for a leak or try to determine the source of large water use. If your reading is significantly lower than the reading on your bill, please contact us and let us assist you in determining the problem.
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