How To Read Your Water Meter

Guide


View a labeled picture of a residential 5/8-inch meter to see where to find the components listed below.

Leak Indicator


If the needle moves, water is moving through your meter to your property. If no water is being used, you have a leak.

Slow Leak Indicator


If the slow leak indicator is spinning, water is going through the meter to your property. If no water is being used, you have a leak.

Gallons


Billing consumption is measured in thousands of gallons. These are the digits with the white background.

Worksheet to Determine GPM for Irrigation Flow


This informational sheet describes how to read your water meter using a 5/8-inch meter as an example, how to check for leaks using your meter and how to determine the gallons per minutes (GPM) for irrigation flow.