When you get a high water bill, it’s natural to think that you need to install a new water meter.

This is a common thought among homeowners.

But, the thought might not be accurate because your water meter doesn’t always correlate to your water use or your bill.

Water bills can also include waste water collection, water distribution fees, taxes, and some periodic charges.

For this reason, your water meter won’t correlate exactly to your bill.

Plus, asking for a new water meter is definitely a mistake if you’re looking to save money.

As water meters age, they register less usage, not more. So, the older your meter, the more water you’ll be getting for your money.

The best thing you can do to save money is to keep that old water meter and start learning how to save water. Learn what a billing unit is (one hundred cubic feet or 748 gallons) and monitor your usage. Conserving water will not only help the environment, but also your bank account.

Greg Chick has been a water professional for over 30 years. Be sure to check out his website for more information.

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