What is a water meter? -- A water meter is a device used to measure the volume of water delivered to a property.
The water meter should be located in a plastic meter “box.” Usually in front of the house. If you live on state highway look for a white mark on edge of road to locate the general area of your water meter. The water meter should have a plastic or metal lid covering the “box”.
Checking your water meter:
Your water meter will measure in gallons. One gallon of water passes through the water meter as the sweep hand moves from one number to the next (Red pointer with numbers on the outer edge of the meter face 0-9). A complete rotation is equivalent to ten gallons.
If the number reads “1,356,410”and sweep hand is on the “1,” the correct reading is 1,356,411 gallons. The last number on the right is the stationary zero (this does not change), (This will represent the single gallons of the sweep hand).