Everybody's house is sure to have a water meter installed. If you have a look at your water meter every day, it will help you to keep a track of the quantities of water that you consume. The best part about these meter designs is that they help you find out the leakages in the system if any. Saving water helps you save both money and water. Therefore it is very important for everyone to know how to read meters. Below mentioned are some useful ideas which will help you get the best out of your metering devices.

Generally water meters are stored in a box so that they stay protected. The box also comprises of a curb stop and a valve. Usually the company which provides water has the control of supplying water but the consumers can also access the water valve through which they can control the water supply.

The exterior of the metering device has the register, leak detector and the sweep handle. The register is made up of black and white digits. These digits measure the water which passes through the system. Leak detector looks like a triangle or a blue star mounted on the left of the sweep handle. If the leak detector starts rotating even when you do not use water means that there is a plumbing needed.

It might be directed by the plumber to perform certain experiments at your home to check the leakage. But it is more advisable not to utilize water for some hours for bathing and other washroom related activities. If there are different digits being displayed on your meter, it means a leakage has happened somewhere in the house.

It is very important to find out the source of leakage which is usually found in the places where there are brown stains and watery and damp traces. Sometimes the pipe might be leaking under the slab. When the repairing is out of your reach or expertise; good plumbers and engineers should be consulted. Getting in touch with the professionals during the right time prevents further damage done to your house.

In this eco-friendly world, it should be always in our minds to make the lowest consumption of water and save it as much as possible. Flow metering devices have helped us a lot in measuring water consumption so that we can curb the usage of water whenever necessary.