How to Read Your Meter


Your water meter is underground in a rectangular box with a plastic, metal or concrete lid, and is usually found in or near the sidewalk. To get to the meter, you can remove the cover with a large screwdriver. VID meters measure water used in cubic feet. One cubic foot equals 7.48 gallons. Our bills are based on how many hundred cubic feet units (748 gallons) each customer uses. Most of the water meters read like an odometer. Simply read the numbers across the counter (see illustration). 


How many gallons of water am I using per day?

To figure out how many gallons you are using per day over a billing cycle, you can mulitply the number of units on your bill by 748 gallons and divide the total by the number of days in the billing cycle. Example: 20 units multiplied by 748 gallons equals 14,960 gallons; 14,960 gallons divided by 60 days equals approximately 250 gallons per day.