Reading Your Meter And Leak Detection
Why Should I Read My Meter?
You can monitor your own water use and check for leaks by registering and logging into Waterscope. We recommend you read your water meter regularly and record readings on a monthly basis. Over time, you will be able to predict your average monthly water use.
Locating Your Meter
Most water meters are located in the front of the house, usually near the curb or sidewalk. The meter is located inside of a rectangular box that lies flush with the ground, often near other utilities. Keep landscaping and other obstructions clear.
Reading Your Meter
To read your meter visually, use a large screwdriver and lift up the meter box’s lid.
- Warning! Spiders, bugs and/or rodents are sometimes found in meter boxes.
- Water meters are read in units of cubic feet (CF). Your meter will indicate the units used.
- Read the first 6 digits from left to right.
- Record the number. In 30 days, check the number again. Subtract the first reading from the second to determine your water consumption for the past month.
Translating Your Reading Into Gallons
- If your water meter reads in cubic feet, multiply the recorded number by 7.48.
The new meters are intended to increase the availability of water consumption data for both Company and Shareholder use. The newly installed AMI meters provide daily water reads that show hourly water consumption over a 24-hour period. AMI meters are tied into computers systems that can automatically alert the Company and Shareholder if their system hits certain thresholds; 24-hours of continuous use, extremely high-water use, etc. You can monitor your usage by signing up for Waterscope. See instructions here to sign up for Waterscope now!