Do we have to wait for MBWD’s meter reader to know how many cubic meters of water we consume in 1 (one) month? No need! in fact, we can compute our monthly water consumption by using elementary Mathematics. Your water meter is the key to knowing your household water usage. The reading from your water meter determines the amount you are charged every month through your water bill.
Why read your meter?
There are several reasons why you will want to read your water meter.
1) First, you might be interested in knowing just how much water you use in a day. By reading your meter at the beginning and the end of the day, you can compare the two totals to tell how much water you and your family used.
2) The second reason is to check for leaks. After you turn off all the taps and water-using appliances in your house, look at the leak detection indicator* on your meter. If it’s turning, chances are you have a leak somewhere.
How to read your water meter?
For best results, read your meter at the same time each day. Meters measure water use in cubic meter.
Do not read the numbers after the decimal point
To determine the amount of water used since your last reading, take the current meter read and subtract the previous meter read (from your water bill), which will give you the number of cubic meter/s used. For example, if your previous read was 001,200. and your new read is 001,250. then you have used 50 cubic meters of water since your last read. 1 (one) cubic meter is equivalent to 5 drums since 1 drum is equal to 200 liters.
Water Meter Connection Details.
Water Meter Clustering
It is a new connection installation strategy of the Metro Bangued Water District wherein water meters of clustered concessionaires or concessionaires’ whose houses are located near each other are placed or clustered at only one location and share one tapping point at the District’s distribution line. Also, all water meters are already placed at the road’s shoulders or installed outside private properties. All previously installed meters that are located inside private lots were relocated outside the concessionaires’ premises.
The purpose of water meter clustering are :
- Non-revenue-water will be decreased as illegal connections and water meter pilferage are avoided and possible occurrence of numerous leaks in the future are minimized as tapping points in the distribution lines are susceptible to leakage due to tear and wear.
- Easy access to the water meters during reading period.
- To avoid untoward incidents and easier in the implementation of disconnection activities.
- To avoid accidents such as dog bites during meter reading, etc.