water meter

noun

Definition of water meter 

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

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For the past decade, the city has been conserving thousands of acre-feet a year by installing water meters and improving delivery systems. Ryan Sabalow, Dale Kasler And Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "They are building 11,000 new homes in Folsom. But will there be enough water?," 18 June 2018 The Orlando Utilities Commission finished installing 150,000 smart water meters in 2015 to help catch leaks and give customers more up-to-date information about their water use. Stephen Hudak, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Apopka cuts water loss with new 'smart' meters as part of $4.6 million upgrade," 11 June 2018 Work could start this fall to upgrade the municipal water meter reading system in Katy that officials say could increase efficiency and allow for monitoring of usage to better detect problems. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Katy to upgrade water meter system," 16 June 2018 Council also authorized the city administrator to enter into a financing agreement with Government Capital Corp. for the water meter upgrades. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Katy to upgrade water meter system," 16 June 2018 Scales are taxed, electronic scanners are taxed, promoters are taxed, dumpsters are taxed, outdoor billboards are taxed, bingo, water meters, tour guides … The zoo is a wondrous place. Stu Bykofsky, Philly.com, "Welcome to Taxadelphia, where you pay more than you realize | Stu Bykofsky," 10 July 2018 Starting in August, the city of Pearland will begin upgrading existing analog water meters to digital meters. From News Reports, Houston Chronicle, "Conversion to digital water meters to start soon in Pearland," 5 July 2018 For over a year, Baltimore’s water meter readers would get a list of jobs at the beginning of their shifts. Ian Duncan, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore water meter readers wasted $120,000 driving around aimlessly or going home early, probe finds," 14 June 2018 Much of the capital spending is for infrastructure projects that might not be readily visible to most residents, such as automating water meters and irrigation. Jerod Macdonald-evoy, azcentral, "From pickleball to bikepaths: What's in the Tempe budget for you," 12 June 2018

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1823, in the meaning defined above

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water meter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of water meter

: a machine that measures how much water is used in a building

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