The water meter is used for checking how much water is consumed within a property. It is just like the electricity and gas meter that shows how much electricity and gas has been used on any property. Reading the water meter is simple and just as reading the electricity or gas meter.

  1. Find your Meter

The first step is finding the meter. Most residents have the water meter either a sidewalk or near the curb. So, check that portion of the house to locate it. Usually, the water meter remains covered by a lid and to read the meter first you have to open the lid. While opening the cover, be a little careful about reptiles and other insects because some of them make their homes in the vacant place.

  1. Understand your Meter

There are two types of water meters available in the market analog and digital. The meters have two different types of measurement, cubic feet, and gallons. Before reading, you have to check whether your water meter is analog or digital. If the water meter is analog, the water consumption reading will be shown by a sweep arm. In digital meter, water consumption reading is displayed digitally on the screen.

  1. Read the Meter in Analog

To read the analog water meter:

  • First, remove the meter cover with the help of a screwdriver and then clean the meter screen. 
  • In analog water meter, the red color sweep arms show the gallons/cubic feet water that has been consumed within the property. If the sweep arm is positioned at 1, it means 1-gallon water has been used.
  • 1 full circle in analog means 10-gallon water has been used.
  • For any type of calculation, the measurement of the sweep arm should be taken as the final figure.
  1. Read the Digital Water Meter
  • The digital meter needs to be activated before reading. It requires light for activation.
  • So, first put a flashlight on it. The screen displays a meter read and water flow rate alternatively.
  • The meter read shows the amount of water used within the property (The measurement could be in cubic feet or gallons) and the flow rate shows the amount of water in unit gallons or cubic feet is flowing through the water meter per minute.
  • If you have the digital meters with the feature of checking the history of water used, you can read that as well.

What do water meter numbers mean?

The meter read equals the gallons (or cubic feet) used while the flow rate equals the number of gallons (or cubic feet) per minute flowing through the water meter. Some digital meters allow review of historical water use. This feature helps track water use trends such as when leaks have occurred.

How do you read a water meter in a house?

To read the round-reading meter, begin with the dial labeled 100,000 and read clockwise to the dial labeled 1,000. If the hand on any dial is between two numbers, use the lower number. The hands on individual dials may rotate either clockwise or counter clockwise.

What are the units on a water meter?

A water meter is measures the quantity (volume) of water that passes through a pipe or other outlet. Typically, meters use a standard unit of measure for volume, such as cubic feet or gallons. Your meter works like a car odometer, recording the cumulative amount of water that has passed through the meter.

How do you read a water meter in South Africa?

How do you calculate water consumption?

To determine your dollar amount of water consumption, multiply the units used by your current water rate.

How do I convert my water meter reading to Litres?

The meter interface has a NINE digit number, comprised of FIVE numbers on the left of the decimal and FOUR numbers on the right. The FIVE numbers on the left represent cubic meters, while the first THREE numbers on the right represent litres. Note that the last digit on the right represents 10ths of a litre.

How do you calculate water bill per cubic meter?

Meters measure water use in cubic meter. To determine the amount of water used since your last reading, take the current meter read and subtract the previous meter read (from your water bill), which will give you the number of cubic meter/s used. For example, if your previous read was 001,200.

How is flow meter reading calculated?

How many Litres is 1m cubed?

1 cubic metre = 1000 litres (exactly)
≈ 1.31 cubic yards
≈ 6.29 oil barrels
≈ 220 imperial gallons
≈ 264 US fluid gallons

How many liters is 2 gallons of water?

US Gallons (Liquid) to Liters table
US Gallons (Liquid) Liters
1 US gal lqd 3.79 L
2 US gal lqd 7.57 L
3 US gal lqd 11.36 L
4 US gal lqd 15.14 L
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How do you calculate volume in Litres?

The first thing you need to do is multiply the length by the width by the height. That gives the number of cubic millimetres. To calculate the number of litres, you then divide that number by a million. As an example, let’s take a box measuring 406 x 356 x 203mm.

How many liters are in a square meter?

Liter to Square meter Calculator
1 liter = 0.01 m2 1000 liter
2 liter = 0.0159 m2 2828.4271 liter
3 liter = 0.0208 m2 5196.1524 liter
4 liter = 0.0252 m2 8000 liter
5 liter = 0.0292 m2 11180.3399 liter

What is the volume of a square meter?

M2 – or square meters – is a unit of area that is two-dimensional, and M3 – or cubic meters – is a unit of volume, which is a three-dimensional space.

How many Litres of water can a square container?

What is the volume of 1 Litre of water?

The container is in square shape so length and breadth are equal. Therefore, 7.2 liters of water can a square container of side 20 cm and height 18 cm hold.

Which is heavier 1kg or 1 Litre?

The volume of 1 L of water is 1,000 cubic centimeters! There are some purists out there who would INSIST that 1 Liter has a volume of a decimeter (10 cm) cube.

Which is heavier kg or Litre?

Water has a density of 1 kg /L, that is, 1 liter of water has a mass of exactly 1 kg. This is because the oil has a lower density than water: about 0.91 kg / L. That is, 1 liter of water and 1 liter of oil have the same volume, but 1 liter of water is heavier than 1 liter of oil.

How many Litres is 1 kg of water?

One litre of water has a mass of almost exactly one kilogram when measured at its maximal density, which occurs at about 4 °C. Similarly: one millilitre (1 mL) of water has a mass of about 1 g; 1,000 litres of water has a mass of about 1,000 kg (1 tonne).