Meter Reading

STEP 1   Locate your meter box, generally found towards the front of a property, near the street. If unable to locate your meter, feel free to contact the District office for assistance. 

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,the District bills in hundred cubic feet (HCF) and registers read in cubic feet. Read the number display from left to right. Be sure to include the stationary zero. This is your meter reading. Meters measure water in cubic feet but the District bills in hundred cubic feet.  You can also monitor your reads utilizing the Self Monitoring Log herein.

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. Your scheduled read date can be reviewed below.  This schedule may change subject to unforseen circumstances, 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 at 530-241-1085 and let us assist you in determining the problem.

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