How can the water meter tell me if I have a leak?
Newer types of water meters have a leak indicator on the face of the dial. It is a triangular or diamond-shaped indicator that revolves 354 times for every gallon of water that passes through the meter.

To check for leaks, look at the indicator when no one is drawing water. It should not be moving. If it is moving, check every plumbing fixture at the property, i.e., toilet, sink, outside sprinkler, washer, etc. Shut off the valves that supply each fixture, one by one, and check the indicator after each shut off. When closing a valve stops the indicator from moving, or slows its movement, you have found the location of a leak. There may be more than one leak!

Once the leak is repaired, check the leak indicator again and make sure all leaks are repaired.

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1. Who should I contact in case of a water or sewer emergency?
2. Where is my water meter, and how do I read it?
3. How does the town read the meter?
4. How often am I billed?
5. What is a unit of water?
6. Why is my consumption so high?
7. Can I monitor the consumption of my water meter?
8. What if I feel my bill is too high?
9. How can the water meter tell me if I have a leak?
10. What are your appointment hours for service calls?