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How To Read Your Water Meter:

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  • Shut off all water in and around the property.
  • Open Meter lid (Might need to do some digging and move over a few critters) take reading from left to right including the zero in Black on the right of the meter. 
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  • Once you have a reading wait 15 min and recheck the reading on the meter.
  • Now, subtract the first reading (past reading) from the second reading (current reading) to get the total gallons used.

Water Leaks:

Please help us conserve water by helping us detect water leaks. Undetected leaks can cost you lots of money so please be responsible and report any leaks no matter how small it might be. Please report any water leakes around  town or at your property at (559)843-2657 or (559)840-5503 

Larger leaks or a combination of small leaks can often be detected by your water meter. Using your water meter you can perform a simple leak check with the following steps:

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  1. Make sure all water is turned off inside and outside the home.  This test must be performed when no automatic water equipment is used, such as irrigation controllers, clothes washers, dishwashers, etc.
  2. Record the reading of the water meter, and wait 15 minutes. Be certain no one uses any water during this time.
  3. Record the reading of the meter again. If the meter has recorded water use during the test, it might be due to a leak. 

       A red/black triangular indicator near the center of the meter dial face is used for leak detection and will spin even if there is an extremely low flow through the meter.The meter test only verifies large leaks. Using this test you cannot verify that small leaks do not exist within the home. Even when leaks are detected, this test does not indicate the location of the leaks. Further investigation is needed to detect and locate all significant leaks.