Have you ever wondered how much water you use and for what purpose? It's easy to determine by simply reading the water meter. To look at the meter, remove the meter box lid and move or wipe the dirt away from the meter dial. Dirt accumulation in the meter box is normal. Read from left to right just like the odometer on your vehicle. The second to the last number is the actual gallon.
Meter readings are progressive in nature. That is, as water is used, the numbers on the dial will progressively increase. To find out how much water was used since your last billing, subtract the reading on your last bill from the reading you take. Remember, for billing purposes, we record usage in thousands of gallons only.
When you finish reading the meter, always be sure the meter lid is placed securely on the meter box to avoid a safety hazard. By knowing how much water you use for what purpose, you may find ways to conserve, which not only helps in water preservation, but also saves you money.