How To Determine If You Have A Leak
Your water meter is actually the first place to check for leaks on your property. It keeps track of how much water passes through it, and the readings determine the amount that you are billed for water usage. Your water meter can also be a valuable tool in determining whether or not you have any leaks.
Most water meters are located in the front yard or side walk, under a round, plastic or metal lid. Be careful when opening the lid to the meter because there may be wires attached if it's a newer meter. Always be on guard for dangerous insects, and/or animals which may be residing in the meter can.
As shown and described above, find the flow indicator (leak indicator), on the meter's face. Note: On some water meter models, the low/leak indicator might look like a triangle. On newer models the leak indicator resembles a asterisk (*).
To use your water meter as a leak detector, just follow these easy steps: