Are water meters infallible?
March 25, 2009 3:55 PM Subscribe
My water company says that I used 81 units of water last month, which in Minneapolis costs about $500. Since moving into our house in Sept. of 2007 we have never used more then 5 units in a month. I have searched my house, and I can't find anything that would account for that much water usage and if there was an issue, it is no longer occurring because my water meter has only incremented by one unit since this reading was taken 10 days ago.
posted by moseymose to Home & Garden (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I simply don't believe that we used that much water, but my water company is telling me that the water meter is infallible and will not adjust the bill. They said I can have the meter checked, but because it is incrementing normally now, I don't expect they are going to find a problem.
I am wondering if anyone has gone through a similar experience, or if anyone knows if there is something that could cause the register on a water meter to suddenly increment several thousands of gallons without water actually passing through?