water meter


Definition of 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 new report comes after a joint study conducted by the city and county inspectors general last year, which found 8,650 open repair requests for water meter problems in the county alone — 95% of them unresolved for more than a year. Cameron Goodnight, baltimoresun.com, 24 Aug. 2021 This can be accomplished by an inexpensive water meter, much like a thermometer, that can tell you the amount of soil water. oregonlive, 19 June 2021 Fervent supporters defended her when an investigation by The City last month revealed that in 2002, Ms. Morales paid a $300 bribe to a corrupt water inspector to erase a $12,000-plus water meter bill and then lied twice to city investigators. New York Times, 9 June 2021 Village officials earlier this month learned that a water main serving the property was leaking, and, through a water meter that is linked to the site, estimated the spill at more than 2 million gallons. Mike Nolan, chicagotribune.com, 20 May 2021 Check to make sure that all the valves closest to the water meter are fully opened. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 21 Oct. 2020 The city manages water meter reading and billing for the county under a long-standing agreement. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, 7 Oct. 2020 Eckert struck a water meter valve, an SRP electrical box and Lans. Katelyn Keenehan, The Arizona Republic, 1 Oct. 2020 Aldermen also got an update on the village’s electronic water meter reading system from Ben Jarrett, of the RG3 Meter Co. Bill Mchugh, NOLA.com, 15 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of water meter

1823, in the meaning defined above

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31 Aug 2021

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“Water meter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20meter. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of water meter

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


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