How to Read Your Meter

To help you understand how much water your home or business uses, you will want to know how to read your meter. Reading your own meter helps to conserve water, detect leaks, and even determines the amount of water used by your outdoor sprinklers.  We encourage everyone to locate their meter and check for leaks at least once a year. Meters are typically located near the public right-of-way line in an at-grade concrete or plastic box with a hinged meter reading lid in the center of the box cover.
At right are two guides on how to read your water meter, depending upon whether it is a manual or automated read meter.  If you have trouble locating or reading your meter please call the City Maintenance Shop at 360-825-5541 from 9 am - 4 pm.