MHOG Utilities reads your water meter every three months to determine your water use and water bill. You can also use this meter to:
Locate your water meter in your basement or home's crawlspace. Most meters look like the one pictured to the right. This is a new meter and is currently reading 2.7 gallons.
Low Flow Indicator: This dial (Low Flow Indicator) will rotate when water passes through the meter. One full rotation of the dial equals 1 gallon of water. The Low Flow Indicator will rotate with
very little water movement. Any water moving through the meter is detected so even small leaks will register.
Odometer: The odometer records total water use in a similar way as the odometer in your car records miles driven. The water meter
odometer records water use in gallons and displays as follows:
The digits from right to left represent 1/10th of gallon, 1 gallon, 10 gallons, 100 gallons, 1000 gallons and so on. Like a car odometer,
the water meter odometer cannot be altered.
The following steps will show you how to determine how much water you use over a
period of time.
Leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water in just a few days. It pays to fix leaks promptly. A small leak, about the size of the head of a pin, dripping at one drop per second can add up to 7 gallons of water per day. A large leak, the kind most often found in toilets, can waste 200 gallons of water or more per day!
Check out the article on high water bills for further information. If you have any questions, just give us a call at 800-881-4109 or 810-227-5225.