In the periods between billing cycles, MWSA encourages each of you to read your own meter occasionally to check for leaks. A quick way to check for leaks can be done by looking at the red triangle on the water meter dial face. If all the water appliances and landscape watering are turned off and the red triangle continues to spin, then there is a leak in your house or service line.
To check your use over a period of time you can read your meter as shown in the following example.
Your water meter reads in units of cubic feet. To convert cubic feet to gallons, multiply the difference in meter readings by 7.48. The meter shown below reads 1001 cubic feet. I read the same meter at the same time the following day and it reads 1051.
Total gallons used in one day = [(1051) – (1001)] x 7.48 = 374 gallons.
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