Meter Reading

STEP 1   Locate your meter pit which is generally found towards the front of a property, near the street. The pit is typically in a direct line with the main outside faucet. It is housed in a meter pit flush to the ground with a steel lid and post with  a top remote. 

STEP 2   Most customers read the remote on the post.  (the remote will have two imprinted zeros you need to add OR if you have the newer round gray remotes - you automatically just add two zeros for your reading. (e.g. the remote says 12 - means 1200)  You can read the TRUE meter which in housed inside the meter pit.  Once you lift off the lid of the pit,  look at  the face of the meter.  For the residential meter, each rotation of the dial measures 10 gallons. Read the number display from left to right. Be sure to include the stationary zero. This is your meter reading. Meters measure water in gallons. Charges for the amount of water consumed are rounded to the nearest hundred.   You use this reading as your current reading. 

STEP 3   You put your current reading on your coupon ticket, subtract the prior month's reading to get gallons used.   Look at your rate schedule for charge for that many gallons.   The rate schedule should be in front of your coupon book.   Or there is a rate schedule on this website. 

You can send the coupon and amount due with a check to the ABS office or use the debit/credit card option available on this website.

Payment is due by the 15th of every month. 


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