STEP 1 Locate your meter box, Remove the lid by using a tool such as a large screwdriver. Insert the tool into one of the holes and pry the lid off.
STEP 2 Once you open the meter box lid. On the face of the meter, there is a large dial and a display of numbers. Each rotation of the dial measures 1 gallon. Read the number display from left to right, like on the odometer of a car. This is your meter reading. The District meters measure water in gallons.. Charges for the amount of water consumed are rounded to the nearest hundred gallons used during a billing period. Compare that reading to what your bill states as your current or present reading. Example: If your meter reads 8765432.1 on the day that we read meters, the present reading on your water bill will read 8765400
STEP 3 Keep in mind that you might be checking your meter on a date different from the one used for billing. This could result in a difference in the amount you find, compared with the amount on which your bill is based. However, if your reading is considerably higher than what is on your bill, check for a leak or try to determine the source of large water use. If your reading is significantly lower than the reading on your bill, please contact us and let us assist you in determining the problem.