Middlesex Water

How To Read Your Water Meter

Reading your water meter is not a difficult task. To determine your water usage, read your meter as you would an odometer -- from left to right -- and simply report the number listed. Remember, your water consumption is measured in cubic feet. One cubic foot equals 7.48 gallons. An answering service is available 24 hours a day to record your meter readings. If your bills are consistently estimated, please call our office at 732-634-1500 so that we may discuss some alternative means of obtaining an actual meter reading.

Determining How Much Water You Actually Use

In order to determine your average daily water use or to check your appliance usage, you can read your meter on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. Simply record your meter reading at the beginning of a measurement period and again at the end of the period. The difference between these two meter readings will be the water used during the period. This audit will provide useful information as to your appliance usage and your water use habits.