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City of Archie closed for Columbus Day - October 05, 2018
The offices of the City of Archie will be closed Monday, October 8, 2018 in observance of Columbu... [more...]
Redwood Street Overlay Project To Be Done on Saturday - September 25, 2018
The Asphalt Overlay project on N. Iowa and W. Redwood Streets near the school will take place thi... [more...]
Yard Waste Collection - August 06, 2018
Municipal Waste Services will no longer collect Yard Waste at the Curb. They have installed a du... [more...]
Archie City Offices & Police Department Have Moved - July 17, 2018
The City of Archie Offices and Police Department have moved. THe old address was 401 S Main Str... [more...]
STEP 1 Locate your meter box, generally found towards the front of a property, near the street. The box is typically in a direct line with the main outside faucet. It is housed in a concrete box usually marked "water". Remove the lid by using a tool such as a large screwdriver. Insert the tool into one of the holes and pry the lid off.
STEP 2 Once you open the meter box lid, lift the protective cap on the meter. On the face of the meter, there is a large dial and a display of numbers. For the residential meter, each rotation of the dial measures 10 gallons. Read the number display from left to right. Be sure to include the stationary zero. This is your meter reading. Meters measure water in gallons or cubic feet. Charges for the amount of water consumed are rounded to the nearest thousand gallons or hundred cubic feet used during a billing period. Compare that reading to what your bill states as your current or present reading.
STEP 3 Keep in mind that you might be checking your meter on a date different from the one used for billing. This could result in a difference in the amount you find, compared with the amount on which your bill is based. However, if your reading is considerably higher than what is on your bill, check for a leak or try to determine the source of large water use. If your reading is significantly lower than the reading on your bill, please contact us and let us assist you in determining the problem.