A water meter is a device that measures the volume of water delivered to a property. Some water meters measure water in gallons while others measure in cubic feet.
Most residential water meters are located near the curb or sidewalk at the front of the property in a concrete "box." The water meter box will have a metal or plastic lid and may be marked, "Water Meter."
Use a long screwdriver to remove the lid. However, be cautious as insects, reptiles or other small animals occasionally take residence inside the boxes. Some water meters will have a small, hinged cover while others may not. Lift the cover and use a damp rag to wipe the face clean.