# What do the dials on a water meter mean?

**dial**measures

**water**use in gallons or cubic feet. A complete rotation equals 10 gallons or 10 cubic feet depending on the unit measured. Most analog

**dials**have a low-flow indicator that turns as

**water**moves through the

**water meter**.

Then, what do the red numbers mean on a water meter?

The black **numbers** on the **meter** denote cubic **meters** used. The **red numbers** record tenths and hundredths of a cubic metre. The charge is for every cubic metre, so you only need to note the black **numbers**.

Additionally, what are the units on a water meter? **Water meters** in the U.S. typically measure volume in gallons or cubic feet. One cubic foot = 7.48 gallons and 100 cubic feet = 748 gallons. **Water** charges are typically based on 100 cubic feet or on 1000 gallon **units**.

Simply so, how do you read a water meter with multiple dials?

A **multiple dial** type **water meter** will consist of several small **dials**, each of which is partitioned into 10 divisions. 3. Begin by **reading** the needle on the "100,000" **dial**. If the **dial** is between two numbers, use the lower number in your **reading**.

How do you read a 6 dial water meter?

If you have a **six**-**dial meter**, a label by each **dial** indicates how many cubic feet that **dial** is recording. For instance, when the **dial** labeled “1,000" moves from one digit to the next, that means that 1,000 cubic feet of **water** have been used. **Read** the largest **dial** first and then move down to the smallest **dial**.