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 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, "Folsom to create community activity area behind Town Hall," 15 Aug. 2020 Residents will see enhanced features with the new smart meters, including the ability to access their water meter readings and bills via a smart phone app or online at the Woodlands Water website. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Shift to smart water meters set for The Woodlands," 7 Aug. 2020 Mario Ayala is president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 2384, which represents most of the front line laborers in the city like water meter attendants and mechanics. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, "More than 300 Phoenix employees have tested positive for COVID-19," 4 July 2020 The city filed a lawsuit last June against German multinational corporation Siemens over a contract to design a water meter and billing system. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Birmingham law firm announces $89 million settlement for Mississippi city water system," 14 May 2020 The review found supervisor Ron Drath made 26 water meter equipment purchase orders from Consolidated Supply Co. between January 2018 and June 2019 totaling more than $182,000. oregonlive, "Auditor’s Office says Portland Water Bureau broke state, city purchasing rules, city officials disagree," 2 Mar. 2020 Schneider said that the people who would normally read the water meters are not entering people's homes at this time, practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Did you get a high water bill in Norwood? Here what you can do.," 31 Mar. 2020 In this scenario, water meters would be read every 32 days and the billing schedule would be on a 30-day cycle until the deficit amount was paid. Carissa Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "Pearland council wants payment flexibility for water customers hit by botched billings," 26 Feb. 2020 The mayor said other cities have the ability to read water meters remotely without entering homes. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Did you get a high water bill in Norwood? Here what you can do.," 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of water meter

1823, in the meaning defined above

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18 Aug 2020

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“Water meter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20meter. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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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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