Commonly Asked Questions About Your Water Meter
Advise other household members not to run water while checking the meter.
Open the meter box and look at the register. There are three different styles of registers you may be looking at, starting with the newest register:
A) this register has a leak detector built on – a small red triangle located between #7 & 8 on the dial. This dial turns counter clockwise (left) when water is passing through it. It is geared low enough to detect a leaking faucet. The dial should not be turning at all.
B) this register is similar to A except has a diamond instead of a triangle.
C) this register has no leak detector. You will need to watch the big hand closely for a few minutes. It is suggested that you take a marking pen and put a dot where the dial indicator is, if the dial indicator moves, you may have a leak. If it does not move, there is no leak. Take at least five minutes to evaluate movement.