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Las Vegas Valley Water District

How to Read Your Meter


Photo 1 - meter face

Most of the residential meters for the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) are located near the front yard or in the front sidewalk. The meter lid will be marked "water" or "LVVWD."

Follow these steps to read your meter:

  1. Once you've found your meter box, remove the lid using a screwdriver or another tool. (Some meter box lids have removable inserts to make getting to your meter easier.)
  2. Lift the meter cap to uncover the lens. Face the meter so that the "0" on the outer dial is at top (Photo 1).
  3. close up of meter odometer

    Photo 2 - odometer

    Locate the odometer (or number bar) on the meter's face (Photo 2). Write down the numbers, reading from left to right, ignoring the numbers with a black background. If your meter has a rubber flap over the face, lift the flap to read the meter (Photo 3).
  4. Subtract your current reading from your last reading (your official readings are located
    meter lid

    Photo 3: meter lid

    on your bill) to learn how many thousands of gallons you have used since your last bill.
  5. When you're done, close the meter cap to prevent damage to the lens.
  6. Carefully replace the meter box lid to avoid damaging the meter or lid.

Think you might have a leak? Find the water waster.


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