The water meter is usually located in a small box in the ground near the street, alley, or in the easement.
It is very important that you maintain the area around the meter box to ensure accurate readings.
Reading the Meter
Your meter is read from left to right, just like reading the odometer on a car. Your meter is billed in thousands of gallons. The meter reader will read only the first three to four digits.
If you would like to know how much water was used from one month to the next, subtract your current read from last months reading and that will determine how much water was used for that particular month.