How is my meter read?
To ensure that our customers are charged fairly, the Department of Water & Sewerage uses meters to measure water consumption. We routinely replace meters to ensure their accuracy. Your meter is read monthly by a trained meter reader who uses a handheld computer. The computer will reject any unusual reading that is out of normal usage pattern. This feature ensures that meters are read accurately. After the information on the handheld is entered into the mainframe computer, the meter reading is checked against narrower standards of your historical use (this is called pre-bill audit). If the reading appears too high or too low, another meter reading will be taken before the bill is prepared. Even though we strive for perfection, on occasions a meter will be misread. If you ever have a question about your meter reading or your water bill, please call us at 318-673-5510. We will be happy to check it out for you.

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1. Who may I contact to get assistance with paying my water bill?
2. How many meters are read each month by the Department of Water and Sewerage?
3. How many water accounts does the Department of Water and Sewerage service?
4. When will my meter be read?
5. How is my monthly water bill calculated?
6. What is wastewater?
7. What is Average Winter Consumption (AWC) and how is it calulated?
8. How is my meter read?
9. How do I read my water meter?
10. Can I have my meter re-read and is there a charge?
11. How can I check to see if I have a private leak?
12. How do I check my toilet for leaks?
13. What are some commons sources of water leaks?
14. How can I manually monitor my water use?
15. Why is drinking tap water better?
16. Tips for saving water in the bathroom.
17. Tips for saving water in the kitchen.
18. Tips for saving water while doing the laundry.
19. Tips for saving water outdoors.
20. How can I prevent my pipes from freezing?
21. How do I monitor freezing pipe conditions?
22. What can I do if my pipe freezes?
23. What do I do if a pipe bursts?
24. My Blue Recycling Can has not been picked up. Who do I contact?
25. My Green City Garbage Can has not been picked up. Who do I contact?
26. Where do I locate my water usuage on my water bill?
27. What is the customer service number?