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    Default meter housing full of water

    When you find a meter housing full of water, do you write it up or call for further investigation?

    We hadn't had too much rain. It could be ground water but who knows for sure right?

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    Default Re: meter housing full of water

    If I see a leak in the meter box I will write it up but not just because it has water in it.


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    Default Re: meter housing full of water

    I test backflow preventers and water in them often.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: meter housing full of water

    Never, unless I have reason to suspect there is a leak. Water is very common here at certain times of the year and all the time if they have an active irrigation system. I carry a hand operated bilge pump for just such occasions so that I can see the meter movement. If there is a leak in the meter housing it is sometimes visible before or after disturbing the water but you have to be wary of false signs.

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    Default Re: meter housing full of water

    cheap hand model bilge pump removes the water and possibly all doubt in less than a minute

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    Default Re: meter housing full of water

    bilge pump on shopping list


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    Default Re: meter housing full of water

    When I see that, which is seldom, If I can see the meter I look to see if there's any water use. If no water use, I don't worry about it.


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