How do I read my water meter?

Step 1:  Locate your water meter

In most instances, your water meter is located in your basement along the wall closest to the street. 

Step 2:  Read your water meter

All customers within the Town of Shrewsbury have their water use measured by a meter. Shrewsbury’s water meters measure water in gallons. Charges for the amount of water consumed are based on the number of gallons used during a billing period.

Badger Recordall Water Meter

How to watch for Leaks

Turn off all water indoors and outdoors including sprinklers, ice maker, etc... If the low flow indicator moves, this may indicate a leak in an appliance or pipe. If the meter shows no obvious movement, note the reading on the meter and return in 4 hours to see if there is any change. Note: if you use water during that time, the meter reading will change. If you do notice movement, check all appliances, faucets, toilets, and other water sources for drips or leaks.

Show All Answers

1. How do I pay my Water/Sewer Bill?
2. How do I look up my bills and use self service
3. How do I read my water meter?
4. Why is my water bill so high?
5. How do I check my home for water leaks?
6. I have a leak on my service line. Will the town fix it?
7. If I am a new owner in town, how do I sign up for water and sewer service?
8. If I'm selling a house in town, what do I need to do? - Requesting a Final Bill
9. What is groundwater?
10. What is the hardness of the water?
11. Where does our water come from?
12. Why does water from my faucets occasionally look slightly brown? Is it safe to drink?
13. Why does water from my faucets occasionaly look slightly brown? Is it safe to drink?