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Meter Reading
STEP 1: Locate your meter box, generally found towards the front of a property, near the street. The box is typically in a direct line with the main outside faucet. It is housed in a plastic or concrete box usually marked `water`. 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, lift the protective cap on the meter. On the face of the meter, there is a large dial and a display of numbers. For the residential meter, each rotation of the dial measures 10 gallons. Read the number display from left to right. Be sure to include the stationary zero. This is your meter reading. Our meters measure water in gallons. Charges for the amount of water consumed are rounded to the nearest 10 gallons used during a billing period. Compare that reading to what your bill states as your current or present reading.
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. Most of our meters have a Leak Detection Dial, a small round or triangular dial that moves when water is used. Confirm that all water usage at the house is turned off. If Leak Detection Dial is moving, water is flowing through the meter. If your reading is significantly lower than the reading on your bill, please contact us and let us assist you in determining the problem.
PLEASE NOTE: Bocilla Utilities equipment and maintenance responsibility ends at the meter. All connections to, and plumbing beyond, are the responsibility of the property owner.
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