The water meter on your property is put there to register the amount of water used during the Board of Water Supply billing period. As far as the company is concerned, bill-gauging is the sole function of the meter, but you can use it for other purposes - to find out how much of your water bill is run by certain jobs, such as laundry or lawn sprinklers, or even to help discover a leak - provided you know how to read a meter correctly! Regardless of type, all meters have a special pointer that makes a complete revolution for each cubic foot of water being consumed at any given moment. To measure water used to sprinkle the lawn, for example, examine the meter before turning the sprinkler on and again after your turn it off. The difference between the two read outs is the amount of water you have used on the lawn! To convert cubic feet to gallons, multiply your number by 7.5 which is the number of gallons in one cubic foot !! Now say you want to find out if you have a leak? The fast moving dial or pointer is the one to watch. First be sure all fixtures are turned off, including the icemaker. Watch the pointer or dial for a few minutes. If everything is truly off, and the dial or pointer is advancing, however slowly, it means there is a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. Now you can call Point Plumbing and we will help you locate that leak !!!
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