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What to do if your water meter is broken?

What to do if your water meter is broken?

If we were required to turn off the water because the control valve by the meter was broken, you must repair or replace the valve before the water is turned back on. When our staff come out to turn on your water, they may exchange your water meter if it is due for replacement.

Where can I change out my water meter?

Changing out older water meters with upgraded versions is happening in states such as Massachusetts. Transmitting water meter readings electronically does away with the need of physically having to go house to house reading meters.

How is a water shut off valve connected to a water meter?

The inlet side of the valve is connected to the water supply. The outlet side of the valve is connected to the water meter. If we are required to turn off the water because the shut-off valve by the meter is broken, it must be repaired or replaced before the water is turned back on. It is your responsibility to repair or replace it.

What to do if you turn off your water main?

If you have turned your water off due to a plumbing emergency, you can now call your local plumber, or if you have turned your water meter off to do repairs, you should be good to go. Moyle plumbing is a family business & has been Plumbing for our local community since 1983.

What can I do if my water meter is not working?

You can turn it on and off, but can’t connect a hose to it or use it to fill a bucket. Sometimes the meter tap looks like a standard tap and sometimes it looks like a lever. You may also have a regular tap near your meter that you can use to access water. Licensed plumbers can repair the meter tap at your cost.

How often do you have to replace your water meter?

Residents are generally not even required to be home at the time of replacement. Replacing a water meter is something you will only have to have done about every 18 years. Functioning problems begin to occur around this time, such as providing incorrect data readings.

How does a meter control the water supply?

A meter tap controls the water supply to your property. You can turn it on and off, but can’t connect a hose to it or use it to fill a bucket. Sometimes the meter tap looks like a standard tap and sometimes it looks like a lever. You may also have a regular tap near your meter that you can use to access water.

Who is responsible for a leaking water meter?

The whole meter with the tap that turns the water on/off to he house, is the responsibility of the water authority. It is one unit and if it leaks either on the incoming or outgoing of the meter, they replace at no charge.