MeteringThe meter measures water flow into the home, and is used to determine water and sewer charges. A wire connects the meter to an automatic reading box (ARB) outside the house, which the municipality uses to read the meter without entering the home.
The household meter has a mechanical, digital (odometer-like) counter, and a red indicator, which is about 2 inches long. The meter reads in cubic meters, where one cubic meter is about 220 imperial gallons. The black odometer numbers on the white background are cubic meters,
The water meter can also be used to test for household leaks. To perform a test, make sure everything is turned off, including:
- automatic water sprinklers
- automatic humidifiers
- automatic ice machines
- automatic drinking water filters or reverse osmosis devices
If you suspect a leak, please call to make an appointment for a technician to check your meter.
If you have recently moved and would like your water meter hooked up, please call to have it installed