How do I read my water meter?

There are two styles of water meters currently in our system
The “pro-read or ARB” style is the most common and the reading is the six digits displayed, similar to an old style odometer on your car.  The “E-Coder” style is the newer electronic model which requires you to shine a light on the head to activate the display.  The reading is simply the numbers that are displayed.  The newer e-coder styles allow for automated detection of leaks, tampering, and more detailed record keeping to determine when a leak may have occurred.