About Your Meter

Locating Your Meter

  • Your meter is generally located in one of several locations:
    • In the basement of your home
    • Near other utilities such as the furnace or water heater
    • Near the curb in front of your home (in a meter pit)
    • On your front lawn (in a meter pit)

Important Note: If you have a manhole on your front lawn it is likely that your meter is located inside a pit. Customers are urged not to try and open the pit cover. It is most likely locked and should only be opened by a District employee. If you have this type of arrangement please call the District at (516)931-6469. We will be more than happy to access and read your meter.

Reading Your Meter:

  • If your meter is not in a locked pit, follow the steps below:
    • Check your meter and write down the numbers. When reading your meter, include all the numbers on the meter, including all zeros. See “A” in the picture.
    • Save the numbers for the next time you check your meter.
    • When you check your meter again, repeat the process described above and subtract the new number from the previous number.
    • This number is the amount of water used in gallons.