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How do I read my meter

Meter Readings

There are several reasons why you would want to be able to locate and read your water meter. First, you might be interested in just how much water you use in a day. By reading your water meter at the beginning and the end of the day you can see how much water you use in a day. Also, you can see if you have a leak in the house. If you know that no water is being used in your house and the water meter is still turning then you probably have a leak in your house. A good way to tell if you have a leak is to read your water meter before going to bed and reread your meter in the morning before any water is used. If the reading changes then you have a leak in your house.

Your water meter is generally located in the basement of your house. The meter is usually in the corner of the basement where the water line enters your house. All customers of the Beaver Falls Municipal Authority have their water use measured by a meter. All meters measure water in gallons. You are billed each quarter on the number of thousand gallons consumed. Most meters can be read like an odometer of a car. Since the Beaver Falls Municipal Authority bills in thousands of gallons you will only need to read the first 4 digits of the meter. This number represents the total thousands of gallons metered since the meter was installed. For example, your meter may read 0258350 so your reading would be 0258. So, if we read your meter today at 0258 and we read it again next quarter at 0278120 or 0278 we would calculate your quarterly bill by the difference between your previous quarterly reading of 0258 from you current quarterly reading of 0278. You would be billed for 20,000 gallons.

Meters are read about every 90 days. If you have questions regarding your meter, please contact our customer service department at 724-846-2400 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday