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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.

How to read a water meter

Water calculator

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.

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Ways to conserve water

Water conservation can be defined as the decision and the act of using less water

Water conservation both benefit you and the environment

The act of saving and conserving water does benefit you because you will be paying less on your water bills. 

And it also does benefit the environment because conserving water prevents any unnecessary waste of natural resources.

Now, at individual level it may not look worth to try to save a few litres or gallons here or there. 

Still, every little counts and if hundreds or thousands of us do save a little every time, it will make an important contribution towards conserving our natural resources.

 

For example, if 9000 households would manage to save as little as 5 liters of water per day:

> Collectively, we would be saving over 16,000,000 liters of water per year!

> Collectively, assuming a cost of 2 euro per cubic meter of water, we would be saving nearly 33,000 euro per year!

It is clear that small water savings do really count when looking into the bigger picture.

If you are looking for ideas to save water at home, have a look to this YouTube video were we show some useful tips to reduce the water usage at home and decrease the water bill. 

Proven ways to save water at home

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