When you drive, you probably think about your water meter.
But what about when you’re on the road?
Do you have to replace it?
What about when it gets lost or stolen?
And when it breaks?
The answer is, “a lot.”
In the US, nearly 20 million meters have been lost and damaged, according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Energy.
That means nearly 40 percent of all meters are out of service.
Here’s how to get your water bill paid, and how to fix the meter if it breaks.
Water meter ring (from left to right):