Commercial - How to read your meter

Use your water meter as a leak detector

Most of our meters are located in a rectangular concrete meter box at the curb or sidewalk in front of a customer's home or business. To use your water meter as a leak detector, just follow these steps:

  1. Insure no water is running either inside or outside of your home.
  2. Lift the lid off of the meter box (a screwdriver inserted into the small square hole in the meter box lid will work as a "handle").
  3. Once the meter box lid has been removed, lift the round cap up from the face of the meter.
  4. Check the indicator (see diagram at left). If it is slowly spinning and you know there is no water running in your home or outside, you may have a leak on your property.
  5. If you do suspect you have a leak, speedy repairs will save both money and water.