What does the red mean on a water meter?
The small red triangle shaped piece on the dial is a low flow indicator that will rotate if there is any flow through the meter. It is useful when checking for leaks.
What are water meter covers made of?
Galvanized steel, cast gray iron, HDPE plastic, concrete and Fiberlyte®.
How can you tell if you have a water leak with a digital meter?
For Digital Display (LCD) Meters Observe the flow rate screen for at least 10 flashes. If the number is greater than zero on any of the flashes, you have a continuous leak . Some leaks are very slow and may not show as a continuous flow.
Should I cover my water meter?
Most water meters and many pipes are located in basements, crawl spaces, and other unheated areas, where low temperatures can easily cause them to freeze and, in some cases, burst or leak. Insulating your meter is a very simple way to protect it. The easiest way to insulate a water meter is with a specially made cover.
Should you wrap your water meter?
If the meter or water lines are not in a properly heated area, wrap your meter with insulation and wrap your water lines with insulation and/or heat tape (available at local hardware stores.)
What do the black numbers on a water meter mean?
Numbers in the black boxes show the amount of cubic metres of water you have used. You are charged for every cubic metre, so you only need to record the numbers in the black boxes. The numbers in the red boxes record tenths and hundredths of a cubic metre.
Who is responsible for water meter covers?
The local utility maintains the equipment up to and including the water meter and box in all the jurisdictions that we know. After the water pipe leaves the meter towards the house it is your responsibility.
Will a water meter show a small leak?
Depending on the brand of your meter, the leak indicator could be a small triangular shaped dial or a small silver wheel that rotates when water is flowing through the meter. If the dial is moving, chances are, you have a leak.
Will my water meter move if I have a leak?
A leak will cause the meter to run continuously, even though all the taps are turned off and no water appliances are being used.
How do you winterize a water meter?
Locate the meter in a place that is heated and out of the wind and weather (like a basement or crawl space). If the meter or water lines are not in a properly heated area, wrap your meter with insulation and wrap your water lines with insulation and/or heat tape (available at local hardware stores.)
What does a domestic water meter look like?
It’s small, round and about the size of a tin of beans. It has a row of black and red numbers, which move round as you use more water.
Can I have my water meter removed?
Yes you can. If you change your mind before the meter is installed, contact your company immediately to cancel your request. If your meter has already been installed, the company will not remove it.