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. The meter is housed in a plastic or cast iron meter box.. Remove the lid by using a tool such as a large screwdriver. Insert the tool into one of the holes and pry the lid off.
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 large dial and a display of numbers. For the residential meter, each rotation of the dial measures 10 gallons. Read the number display from left to right. Be sure to include the stationary zero. This is your meter reading. Meters measure water in gallons or cubic feet. Charges for the amount of water consumed are rounded to the nearest thousand gallons or hundred cubic feet used during a billing period. Compare that reading to what your bill states as your current or present 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.
New Water Meters
KAMSTRUP AMI METER SYSTEM:
We are beginning January 2023 to replace all meters as part of a program to (1) read our meters more efficiently and accurately and (2) availability to review water usage and monitor current usage close to real time. The new meters have no moving parts instead they use ultrasonic signals to measure water flow more accurately, registering a drop of water every 11 seconds. You can learn more about ultrasonic measuring technology by clicking the video below.