Your water meter is located just below ground in the meter box, normally adjacent to the street.

You read the meter like you would if you were reading the odometer on your vehicle (from left to right). One good way to test for leaks in and around your home is by checking your meter reading before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used (including ice makers). If the reading changes, you may have a leak. Click here for information about reading a traditional water meter.

Other resources for finding a leak are available at this link.

Arlington Water Utilities employees physically read more than 99 percent of traditional meters each month, with less than 1 percent of readings estimated because of issues like inaccessibility. Since 2013, Arlington has been replacing traditional meters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure, or AMI, meters. AMI meters are read remotely through radio frequency technology.

Arlington's meters are guaranteed by the manufacturer to meet strict American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards for accuracy when they are installed. New meters typically measure usage more accurately than older meters and this may result in a higher billed consumption.

Above are some common questions about remotely read meters and answers. You can also watch a video about our remote read meter project here.

For additional assistance related to your water meter you can call our Customer Services Office at 817-275-5931.