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 box usually marked "water".
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. Meters measure water in gallons. Charges for the amount of water consumed are rounded to the nearest thousand gallon 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. If your reading is significantly lower than the reading on your bill, please contact us and let us assist you in determining the problem.
St. Martin Water & Sewer Comm. #1 advises all customers NOT to turn the water on or off inside the meter.
The meters are AMR and if you damage them, you will be responsible. We will turn your water on or
off as a courtsey during normal business hours of 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM Monday thru Friday at no
charge. Please try to schedule in advance.
All Customers should have their own shut off valve installed.
Please keep the grass around your meter cut. We greatly appreciate help in this matter.