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The Electronic Meter- with digital meters, all you have to do is read the meter like the mileage odometer in your car. Every time the number increases, that’s another kilowatt-hour used. The Dial Meter- Electric meters have either four or five dials. They turn in alternate directions- some clockwise, some counter clockwise. To read your meter, record each arrows position on a sheet of paper with a drawing of the dials. After you’ve filled in the meter dials, write the number represented by each arrow’s position.
The reading on this dial is 73256.
When an arrow is between two numbers, always use the smaller number. The only exception is if the arrow is between the 9 and 0, then you record the 9.
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If you don’t believe your meter is being read, read it yourself and compare the results to the reading on your bill. Be sure to make allowances for any difference between the day you read the water meter and the day it is read by the meter reader.