Pay Attention Homeowners And Check Your Water Meters For Leaks
One of the worst things that homeowners choose not to do
is never opened up their water meter cover. I don't even think most
homeowners know where the water meter actually is located, but that's
going to need to change, starting today.
If you don't know where your water meter is located, you could always contact your local utility company, to ask for assistance. Another method, that I like to use, would simply be to walk around the house and look for the water meter housing, which is usually located near your streets or alley.
You'll be looking for something that says water or water meter on it and it should be even with the ground. Sometimes water meters are located in sidewalks or driveways, but you need to find out where it is, just in case there is a emergency in your home, you will need to be able to shed your water off.
There are plenty of reasons why people don't ever open their water meter cover, one of them has to do with insects like spiders and cockroaches. They love dark areas like your water meter housing and I wouldn't recommend sticking your hand down their, just in case.
Once you locate your water meter cover and you have removed it, there shouldn't be any water inside of the water meter box. If there is water inside of the water meter box, it could be leaking and this isn't a good thing. Thousands of gallons of water each year are lost, simply because people never take the time to check their water meter, to make sure that it isn't leaking.
If there is water in your water meter, make sure that the water isn't leaking into the water meter housing from your sprinklers or from something else. A little common sense can go a long way, if you choose to use it. If you don't know anything about water meters or plumbing, contact a plumber as soon as possible, but fix those water meter leaks and let's start thinking water conservation.