water meter


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On the same day as the meeting, WBRC reported on a former employee -who had been fired after accusations of falsifying water meter readings - who claimed that BWWB management was well aware of problems with customer billing in Dec. 2021. Heather Gann | Hgann@al.com, al, 13 Oct. 2022 The village also plans capital spending for its water and sewer systems, including the water meter conversion along with a new water main underneath 143rd Street and stormwater projects at Schussler Park and Centennial West Park. Mike Nolan, Chicago Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 City residents have long complained about a malfunctioning water meter system, preventing them from receiving their bills, according to Jackson ABC affiliate WAPT. Teddy Grant, ABC News, 21 Sep. 2022 Village Manager Stacy Sigman wrote in an email the village board approved a plan last February to update water meters and the water meter reading system with the federal money. Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune, 20 Sep. 2022 On a follow-up visit in early June, Mr. Gilmer checked the water meter again and discovered evidence of a tiny leak. Jim Carlton, WSJ, 26 July 2022 The average Huntsville consumer uses a 1″ water meter at a base rate of $12.34 a month. Heather Gann | Hgann@al.com, al, 5 July 2022 Another way to detect a leak, and the easiest way, McCarthy said, is to check your water meter. Karen Garciastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 Besides, the ‘free water scheme’ of the Delhi government allows domestic consumers who have a functional water meter to use up to 20 kilo litres per month. Niyati Seth, Quartz, 8 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

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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 6 Dec. 2022.

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