water meter


Definition of water meter

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

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For example, Denver Water had not even installed water meters for its customers. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Remembering Two Forks veto as a win for the environment; Russia danger understated (8/5/19)," 5 Aug. 2019 The city of Akron is taking the first steps to replace more than 80,000 water meters with digital devices that allow for more accurate billing and improve leak detection. Robin Goist, cleveland.com, "Akron to replace water meters, improve billing system," 29 July 2019 Anyone who experiences issues getting new water meters installed during this period are asked to call 410-396-0170. Phil Davis, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore ransomware update: what city residents need to know about water bills, taxes, tickets and more," 10 June 2019 The shut-off is often near the water meter or where the main water line enters the home. Washington Post, "Liz Weston: Is your wealth dripping away?," 23 July 2019 The shut-off is often near the water meter or where the main water line enters the home. Liz Weston, Dallas News, "5 tips to help prevent water damage, which outranks theft and fire for home claims," 23 July 2019 The water meter replacement program begins this month and will take three years to complete. Linda Greenstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Methuen to update water meters," 5 Apr. 2018 For its recurring dollars from the infrastructure deal, Korban said the Sewerage & Water Board’s options include upgrades to a water-treatment facility, routine canal dredging, and new automated water meters to shore up customer billing accuracy. Beau Evans, nola.com, "More steps ahead for New Orleans to spend its ‘fair share’ infrastructure money," 19 June 2019 The system will allow the city to expand its use of online technology to read water meters, improve customer service and help reduce water loss by detecting leaks, according to a March 7 memo from Lamberg to the City Council. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Bicycling initiatives, water meter reading system in new Park Ridge budget," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of water meter

1823, in the meaning defined above

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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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