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Reading Your Water Meter
How to Read Neptune Residential Meters
Neptune Residential meters in 5/8", 3/4" and 1" sizes, consist of a single positive displacement measuring element that translates notations of the element into a visually readable odometer, much like the odometer in an automobile. 

The grand total cumulative value of water that has passed through the meter is the value shown on the odometer. Typically, this value is determined over a period of time (a billing period), usually over a month or quarter. To determine the consumption value over a period of time, an initial reading from the register must be obtained at the beginning of the time period. At the end of the time period, a second reading from the register must be obtained. Subtract the initial reading from the second reading to determine the consumption value from the register over the time period. Make certain your values are consistent (tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.). Refer to the dial information below.  

Example:  5/8" residential meter registering in US GALLONS  

Contains six indexing wheels and one "fixed" zero, where each complete sweep hand revolution = 10 Gallons.

Example reading:
wheels fixed zeros defined volume
Odometer: 164225 0 = 1,642,250 gallons
Grand Total consumption = 1,642,250 gallons

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