Your Water Meter
Because water meters are not all exactly alike, the information provided is generalized. Your meter installation may be different.
Contact the Water Division if you need assistance by filling out the online
request form or by calling them at 237-3866.
The customer hand valve is turned off with a quarter turn clockwise and turned on
with a quarter turn counterclockwise.
If you dont have a customer hand valve, in case of an emergency, the City valve may be shut off by turning 1/2 turn clockwise. Turn back on with 1/2 turn counterclockwise.
If the City valve does not have an arrow engraved on top, then it is turned off with a 1/4 turn as shown above.
For the standard house meter, only the first four digits of your meter are read from
left to right, and this reading is shown on your water bill. The reading for the
meter shown here would be 1507.
If you suspect a water leak on your property, this is a simple check you can use as a test.
- Make sure you have everything turned off (faucets in and outside, washing machine, dishwasher, etc.)
- Check the flow indicator represented here by a blue triangle.
- If flow indicator is moving, you may have a leak.
Possible sources of leaks include:
- Irrigation valve that does not close completely.
- Leaking irrigation feed line.
- Leaking house feed between water meter and house.
- Leaking hose bib valve.
- Work toilet fill valve that does not shut off completely.
- Leaking toilet flapper.