|The first thing you need to do is locate your water
meter. It is usually to be found in a concrete box marked
"WATER" in the sidewalk or parkstrip (between the curb and the
sidewalk) directly in front of your home.
Remove the lid from the concrete box. You can
lift this cover up by using a large heavy-duty screwdriver or some similar
Inside you will see a metal meter with a metal
lid. Lift up this lid and you will see a dial very similar to the
odometer in your car. This number measures the cubic feet of water
flowing through your meter.