A residential water meter is read bi-monthly (every other month). This reading is obtained outside your house by 1 of 2 methods. In most cases, there is a radio read unit outside your home which sends a reading from the meter in your basement to an electronic reading device. This reading is exactly the same as the in-house reading. In some cases, the reading is obtained from the touch pad when the radio read device is not responding, where a signal is sent from the inside meter.
Final Reads & Payments
If you are planning to move, don't forget to schedule a final reading at least 48 hours in advance. There is a $20 fee for a final reading.