Reading Your Water Meter Has Its Benefits
April 2, 2020
Taking a shower, doing laundry, and washing the dishes are all things that make your water meter move. Knowing how to read your meter can help you control your water usage, and ultimately, your bill.
Tracking monthly water use can help you avoid surprises or discrepancies on your utility bill and detect potential problems (like a leaky toilet). It can also influence you and your family to use less water, thus saving money.
First slot: 1 million gallons used
Second slot: 100,000 gallons used
Third slot: 10,000 gallons used
Fourth slot: 1,000 gallons used (This number determines how you are charged on your utility bill. When this slot reaches 9, it will return to 0 after another 1,000 gallons are used.)
Fifth slot: 100 gallons used
Sixth slot: 10 gallons used
Seventh slot: 1 gallon used (new style meter), permanent 0 (old style meter) On the new style meter, slots eight and nine follow a decimal point.