AMR is a technologically advanced system that allows MABL to read your meter without having to set foot on your property. Here's how: a MABL vehicle with a radio transmitter drives past your house and sends out a special radio signal to a meter transceiver unit located on the meter inside your home. This unit then radios back your meter reading to the computer inside our vehicle. The data is stored on a computer diskette and is later transferred to our computer billing system. Periodically our meter reader will be required to obtain a visual reading to verify equipment calibration and function.
Your meter is located at the point where the service line comes through the foundation. Usually it's either in your home's basement or utility room. If you can't find it, please call our office for assistance.
Low flow indicator (red star) will move when small amounts of water pass through the meter. It will assist you in detecting leaks.
There are dial wheels with numbers, the first is stationary and always zero. Moving to the left is a space for tens of gallons, then hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands, and then millions.
Leaky toilets and faucets are the biggest cause of wasted water, resulting in large water bills.
The most common source of leaks is the toilet. Check for leaks by placing a few drops of food coloring in the tank, if after 45 minutes the dye shows up in the bowl, the toilet has a leak. Leaky toilets can usually be repaired inexpensively.
Toilets can account for almost 30% of all indoor water use, more than any other fixture or appliance.
Please contact the office if you have additional questions, 717-248-0165.