STEP 1: Use your water meter to test for leaks.
- Find your water meter. Your water meter can be a very useful tool in determining whether you have a water leak. It is usually located in a black rectangular meter box located in the easement close to the street. Be cautious when opening the lid to the meter box, as sometimes the meter box will become home to insects, spiders, frogs, and yes, even a snake. Once you have the meter box opened, it may be necessary to wipe off the face of the meter in order to see it clearly.
- Find the low flow detector on your water meter. Your meter is equipped with a low flow detector that rotates in a clockwise direction when water is being used. Use the images below as a guide.