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Reading Your Meter

Read each digit as you would the mileage indicator in your car except the last zero does not move. GCSD will read the meter to the nearest 10 gallons. The reading above would be recorded as 115,350 gallons.


meter numbers


The dial, with its sweep hand, registers 0.0 to 9.9 gallons and is normally used only for testing and leak detection. See the information below for how you can check for leaks.


water meter


Calculating Use

Subtract the previous reading from the current reading:

Current reading115.350
Previous reading113,210
Gallons used2,140

Checking for Leaks

A simple way to check for leaks that may exist anywhere in your home:

  1. Turn off all water inside and outside.
  2. Read your meter. Note where the sweep hand is on the dial.
  3. Wait 15-20 minutes and see if the sweep hand has moved.
  4. If the sweep hand has moved, there is a leak somewhere in your water system.

Your Water Meter

Water Shut Off

Maintaining Your PRV

Conservation Tips

Leak Detection

Winterize You Home

Chloramines in Water