Reading Your Water Meter

Example 1.

Residential water meters usually have 7 digits, and the last one is a stationary zero (0).
The last digit recorded by the meter is not 0, but is read from the red needle. Every rotation of
the red needle represents 10 gallons, so if your water meter reads 110 and the needle is pointing
to the 8, then you have used 118 gallons of water. After you use another two gallons, the meter
will read 120 on the digital scale and the red needle will be pointing to 0 on the analog scale.

Example 2.


 


To Figure Usage

Second meter reading                                      0033330
Subtract first meter reading                              0033220
                                                                        --------
Gallons of water used                                           110



Note:  If red dial turns when you have all water turned off - you have a leak.
          If red diamond shaped leak detector is turning when you have all water
          turned off - you have a leak.