water meter


: an instrument for recording the quantity of water passing through a particular outlet

Examples of water meter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 18-month project to replace the aging water line, laterals, insertion valves and water meters on New Windsor’s Main Street and High Street, also known as Route 31, is expected to be complete this fall, Roop said. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 24 Feb. 2024 Swarm prevention is a top priority for beekeepers who manage boxes of honeybees as a hobby or a profession, but our county contains unmanaged colonies that take advantage of a hole in the attic, our water meter box, downed tree trunk cavity, or other places deemed worthy. Leah Taylor, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2024 The ordinance, however, will only affect future developments or developments that request larger water meters to upscale use. Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024 Make sure the lid on your water meter pit is tightly secured. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Feb. 2024 In Miami-Dade, the IDs can be used to adopt animals, connect houses to water meters, receive commuter discounts, get access to housing services and file consumer complaints, among other purposes, according to a 2022 county memo about the program’s rollout. Syra Ortiz Blanes, Miami Herald, 5 Mar. 2024 If your water meter is in the basement, ensure the area is heated and check for broken windows. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Feb. 2024 The project, which started last year, includes the replacement of the aging water line on Main Street and High Street, as well as adding new pipes that connect a home or business to the public water and sewer systems and installing new water meters. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 25 Jan. 2024 The town also needed to install new water meters in every home. Michael Waters, The New Yorker, 4 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water meter was in 1823

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“Water meter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20meter. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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