Brunswick & Topsham Water District
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How to Read Your Water Meter

A residential water meter is located in a basement or crawlspace where the service line comes in from the foundation, usually on the side of the house facing the street.

Depending on the style, the meter could be brass or one of our newer, plastic styles.  If you have one of the older style meters, you would look through a plastic dome at a register that is very similar to a car odometer.

In this older styled meter, there would be 4 digits in white and 2 in black.  This meter reads to the single cubic foot.

Another older styled meter that reads to one 100th of a cu/ft.

Our new, plastic style meter is called an iPerl.  Instead of looking through a dome, all you have to do is lift the plastic cover and take the digital reading off the screen. The iPerl reads in one 1000th of a cu/ft.