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HOW TO LOCATE YOUR WATER METER
Meters are located in the county right of way, between the street and your property line. They are located on the ground in a box with a plastic or concrete lid, possibly on the right or left side of your driveway. The lid will have a black circle embedded in it, this is the cellular endpoint. If there is more than one meter box, you can reference your bill for the meter and endpoint number associated with your account or call the office at 360-668-6766 for assistance.
HOW TO READ YOUR WATER METER
- Dial - One complete rotation equals 1 cubic foot or 7.48 gallons or water: the dial will rotate when water passes through the meter.
- Indicator - Registers small amounts of water by rotating with very low flow
- Odometer - Records the total water use cubic feet - The digits from right to left represent the following:
- 1 cubic foot
- 10 cubic feet
- 100 cubic feet (The District bills at the 100 cubic feet)
How to Turn off My Water Meter
The Meter can be turned / shut off by using a crescent wrench and screwdriver. Secure the crescent wrench on the nub that is vertically aligned below the dial. Using the screwdriver for leverage turn clockwise a quarter turn. When the nub is horizontal, the water should be off at the meter.
Most houses also have a main shut off valve when the service line reaches the house. Unfortunately, Cross Valley does not know where your main shut off valve is or where your service line is located.
How to Locate your Water Service Line
The District does not have an AS-Built for your water service line. Usually, the service line will be in a straight line from the meter to your home. There are companies that can locate your water line if a guide wire was placed with the pipe.
Service Line Locates
Cross Valley marks our infrastructure up to the meter in blue and to the right-of-way or easement line. The District also marks in green for sewer. Cross Valley does not know where your service line is located. Service Lines are on private property and are the responsibility of the property owner.