Monitoring Your Water Usage (Metron Meters)[Encoded]
See the photo below of an example meter. This picture will look the same or very similar to your meter. Different meters may look different, but the method of reading them is the same.
Here are some facts:
To check your average water consumption, simply get an initial read and then an ending read. For example, on Monday you check your meter and it reads “84” (remember – don’t count the numbers surrounded by black). Next Monday your check your meter and it reads “87”. Here is how to calculate your water usage:
Ending Read – Beginning Read * 100 = Cubic Feet Used
Cubic Feet Used * 7.48 = Gallons Used
Gallons Used / # days between reads = gallons per day
87 – 84 * 100 = 300 cubic feet
300 cubic feet * 7.48 = 2244 gallons
2244 gallons / 7 days = 320 gallons per day (gpd)
NOTE: This same calculation can be used to determine average water use from your water bill.