Learn how to read a water meter

How to read a water meter

A water meter it is a device that measures and records how much water it is being consumed over a time.

Every time that we use water at home, the amount of water being consumed it is accounted by the water meter and the reading on the water meter it is used by the water providers to invoice us for our water consumption.

Most of the households have a water meter and every so often someone is coming to get the readings. 

This is what most of the people knows about water meters but for those with a little more of knowledge and awareness the water meter can be a very useful tool to learn about our water consumption habits and find out ways to reduce our water consumption.

» Do you know how much water you are using every time you are having a shower?

» Do you know how many liters per minute you bathroom tap is consuming?

» Are you wasting water without knowing it?

If you want to learn how to read a water meter and decrease your water consumption, have a look to this video from the Youtube Effiworkx channel.

In this video where we are explaining not only how to read a water meter and what a cubic meter of water is but also how this knowledge can translate into reduction our water consumption.

Water consumption calculators

For those which access to the water meter, it is quite simple to figure out the daily water consumption and the total cost. 

The calculator below calculates the water cost per year based on an average daily consumption.


For more useful calculators, have a look to our water consumption calculators page.

Reduce your water consumption

Now that you know how to read a water and what a cubic meter is, if you are interested on learning how to reduce your water consumption and save money, click on the icon video below for valuable tips and adivce.

All our videos can be found in YouTube, in both English and Spanish languages.

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