How to Read Assured Automation WM-NLD Series (1½” and 2”) Water Meter with Two Static Zeros in U.S. Gallon

The WM-NLD series water meter might look a little complicated, but just a quick look at the Register tells you your consumption. And then, for a complete reading, the simple trick is to separate it into two distinct parts: The Register and The Dials.

The Register: The Big Picture Number
1. The Register in this example water meter displays  — 1023 —
Translation: 102 thousand and 3 hundred U.S. Gallons, or: 102,300

Now, you could stop reading your meter here, because you know, at a general level, that the water meter reading is 102,300 gallons. And, to simplify, many landlords will only read the Register (to the nearest 100 gallons) because typically, consumption under 100 gallons isn’t that  expensive.

2. However, since you’re probably NOT consuming by the hundreds of thousands of gallons (or haven’t got there yet), you’ll most likely focus on just the last few numbers on the Register, depending on your rate of consumption. In this example, those last few numbers are — 23 —
Translation:  2,300 U.S. Gallons.

The Dials: The Numbers for Those Placeholder Static Zeros
3. The Large Dial: As the red sweep hand on the Large Dial moves from one number to the next number (e.g., 0 to 10), it’s measuring 10 gallons, so one complete rotation equals 100 gallons. That first static zero is the placeholder for the Large Dial number reading. In this example (and remembering to round down) it is — 60 —
Translation:  60 U.S. Gallons, so your water meter reading is now at: 2,360 U.S. Gallons.

4. The Small Dial: As the red hand on the Small Dial moves from one number to the next, it’s measuring one gallon, so one complete rotation on the Small Dial measures ten gallons. In this example, it is — 7 —
Translation:  7 U.S. Gallons, so your water meter reading is now at: 2,367 U.S. Gallons, and your TOTAL is: 102,367 U.S. Gallons.

So What’s My Rate of Consumption? The Final Tip: Simple Subtraction
To get your rate of water consumption between water meter readings: Take your previous water meter reading, and subtract it from your most current water meter reading.

How to Read Assured Automation WM-NLD Series (1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″) Water Meter with Static Zero in U.S. Gallon

The WM-NLD series water meter might look a little complicated, but a quick look at just the Register tells you your water consumption. And then, for a complete reading, the simple trick is to separate it into two distinct parts: The Register and The Dials.

The Register: The Big Picture Number
1. The Register in this example water meter displays  — 1023 —
Translation: 10 thousand, 2 hundred and 30 U.S. Gallons, or: 10,230

Now, you could stop reading your meter here, because you know that the water meter reading is 10,230 gallons. And, to simplify, many landlords will only read the Register because typically, consumption under 100 gallons isn’t that expensive.

2. However, since you’re probably NOT consuming by the tens of thousands of gallons (or haven’t got there yet), you’ll most likely focus on just the last few numbers on the Register, depending on your rate of consumption. In this example, those last few numbers are — 23 —
Translation:  230 U.S. Gallons.

The Dials: The Single-Digit Reading for That Static Zero with Bonus Sub-Gallon Reading
3. The Large Dial: As the red sweep hand on the Large Dial moves from one number to the next number (e.g., 0 to 1), it’s measuring one gallon, so one complete rotation equals 10 gallons. That static zero is the placeholder for the Large Dial number reading. In this example (and remembering to round down) it is — 6 —
Translation:  6 U.S. Gallons, so your water meter reading is now at: 236 U.S. Gallons.

4. The Small Dial: As the red hand on the Small Dial moves from one number to the next, it’s measuring one tenth of a gallon (note the decimal point), so one complete rotation on the Small Dial measures one gallon. In this example, it is — 7 —
Translation:  .7 U.S. Gallons, so your water meter reading is now at: 236.7 U.S. Gallons, and your TOTAL is: 10,236.7 U.S. Gallons.

So What’s My Rate of Consumption? The Final Tip: Simple Subtraction
To get your rate of water consumption between water meter readings: Take your previous water meter reading, and subtract it from your most current water meter reading.

How to Read the Neptune T-10 3/4 inch Water Meter in Cubic Feet

The Neptune T-10 water meter (and submeter) has a very straightforward face, and just a quick look at only the Register tells you your consumption. And then, if you want a very precise reading, the simple trick is to separate it into two distinct parts: The Register and The Dial.

The Register: The Big Picture Number
1. The Register in this example water meter displays  — 102367 —
Translation: 102 thousand, 3 hundred and 67 Cubic Feet, or: 102,367.00

Now, you could stop reading your meter here, because you know, to the single-digit cubic foot, that the water meter reading is 102,367 cubic feet.

2. However, since you’re probably NOT consuming by the hundreds of thousands of cubic feet (or haven’t got there yet), you’ll most likely focus on just the last few numbers on the Register, depending on your rate of consumption. In this example, those last few numbers are — 367 —
Translation:  367 Cubic Feet.

The Dial: The Number of Cubic Feet in Tenths
3. As the red sweep hand on the Dial moves from one number to the next number (please note the decimal point), it’s measuring one tenth of a cubic foot, so one complete rotation equals 1 cubic foot. Tack the Dial number on after the Register numbers. The red Dial hand in this example is at — 4 (if you practice just rounding down) — or — 49 (if you want to be precise) —
Translation:  .4 Cubic Foot (or .49), so your water meter reading is now at: 367.40 Cubic Feet, and your precise TOTAL is: 102,367.49 Cubic Feet.

So What’s My Rate of Consumption? The Final Tip: Simple Subtraction

To get your rate of water consumption between water meter readings: Take your previous water meter reading, and subtract it from your most current water meter reading.

How to Read the Neptune T-10 3/4 inch Water Meter in U.S. Gallons (without Static Zero)

The Neptune T-10 water meter has a very straightforward face, and just a quick look at the Register tells you your consumption. And then, if you want a very precise reading, the simple trick is to separate it into two distinct parts: The Register and The Dial.

The Register: The Big Picture Number
1. The Register in this example water meter displays  — 102367 —
Translation: 102 thousand, 3 hundred and 67 U.S. Gallons, or: 102,367.00

Now, you could stop reading your meter here, because you know, to the single-digit gallon, that the water meter reading is 102,367 gallons.

2. However, since you’re probably NOT consuming by the hundreds of thousands of gallons (or haven’t got there yet), you’ll most likely focus on just the last few numbers on the Register, depending on your rate of consumption. In this example, those last few numbers are — 367 —
Translation:  367 U.S. Gallons.

The Dial: The Number of Gallons in Tenths (or sub-gallons)
3. As the red sweep hand on the Dial moves from one number to the next number (please note the decimal point), it’s measuring one tenth of a gallon, so one complete rotation equals 1 gallon. Tack the Dial number on after the Register numbers. The red Dial hand in this example is at — 4 (if you practice just rounding down) — or — 49 (if you want to be precise) —
Translation:  .4 U.S. Gallon (or .49), so your water meter reading is now at: 367.40 U.S. Gallons, and your precise TOTAL is: 102,367.49 U.S. Gallons.

So What’s My Rate of Consumption? The Final Tip: Simple Subtraction

To get your rate of water consumption between water meter readings: Take your previous water meter reading, and subtract it from your most current water meter reading.

How to Read the Neptune T-10 (size 3/4 inch and 1 inch) Water Meter in U.S. Gallons (with Static Zero)

The Neptune T-10 water meter has a straightforward face, and just a quick look at the Register tells you your consumption. And then, for a complete reading, the simple trick is to separate it into two distinct parts: The Register and The Dial.

The Register: The Big Picture Number
1. The Register in this example water meter displays  — 1023670 —
Translation: 1 million, 23 thousand, 6 hundred and 70 U.S. Gallons, or: 1,023,670

Now, you could stop reading your meter here, because you know, at a general level, that the water meter reading is 1,023,670 gallons. And, to simplify, many landlords will only read the Register (to the nearest 100 gallons) because typically, consumption under 100 gallons isn’t that  expensive.

2. However, since you’re probably NOT consuming by the millions of gallons (or haven’t got there yet), you’ll most likely focus on just the last few numbers on the Register, depending on your rate of consumption. In this example, those last few numbers are — 670 —
Translation:  670 U.S. Gallons.

The Dial: The Number of Single-Digit Gallons for That Static Zero
3. As the red sweep hand on the Dial moves from one number to the next number (e.g., 0 to 1), it’s measuring one gallon, so one complete rotation equals 10 gallons. That static zero is the placeholder for the dial number reading, so replace the static zero with the red Dial number, remembering to round down. In this example it is — 4 —
Translation:  4 U.S. Gallons, so your water meter reading is now at: 674 U.S. Gallons, and your TOTAL is: 1,023,674 U.S. Gallons.

So What’s My Rate of Consumption? The Final Tip: Simple Subtraction
To get your rate of water consumption between water meter readings: Take your previous water meter reading, and subtract it from your most current water meter reading.

How Do I Read Assured Automation WM-PC Series (size 1½”) Water Meter in U.S. Gallons?

This Assured Automation WM-PC Series (size 1½ inch) water meter (and submeter) is slightly different than its smaller size counterparts, but like the other sizes in this series, it’s easy to read, once you know the trick: Think of it in two main parts — The Register and The Dials

The Register: The Big Picture Number

1. The Register in this example water meter displays  — 043679 —
Translation: 4 million, 367 thousand, and 9 hundred U.S. Gallons, or: 4,367,900.0

Now, you could stop reading your meter here, because you know, at a very general level,  that the water meter reading is 4,367,900 gallons. And, to simplify, many landlords will only read the Register (to the nearest 100 gallons) because typically, consumption under 100 gallons isn’t that  expensive.

2. However, since you’re probably NOT consuming by the millions of gallons (or haven’t got there yet), you’ll most likely focus on just the last few numbers on the Register, depending on your rate of consumption. In this example, those last few numbers are — 79 —
Translation:  7,900 U.S. Gallons.

The Dials: The Nitty-Gritty, Bottom Line Numbers
3. Moving clockwise from the Register, read each Dial number, and tack that number on, after the last few numbers (79) on the Register. In this example, it’s — 1 —
Translation:  10 U.S. Gallons, so your water meter reading is now at: 7,910 U.S. Gallons.

4. Keep moving clockwise and tacking on the next number. Notice the rule-of-thumb of
rounding down (for example, if the red dial is on 5-1/2, round down to 5). In this example, the next dial number to tack on is — 5 —
Translation:  5 U.S. gallons, so your water meter reading is now at: 7,915 U.S. Gallons.

5. If you’re reading this far, you’re into a super accurate water meter reading, down to the sub-gallon! Note the Decimal Point, which helps you to keep track of where those numbers need to go. So, in this example, continuing to move clockwise, the last dial number is — 0 —
Translation:  (Decimal Point) .0 U.S. Gallon, so your water meter reading is now at:
7,915.0 U.S. Gallons, which gives you your TOTAL of: 4,367,915.0 U.S. Gallons.

So What’s My Rate of Consumption? The Final Tip: Simple Subtraction
To get your rate of water consumption between water meter readings: Take your previous water meter reading, and subtract it from your most current water meter reading.

How Do I Read My Assured Automation WM-NLC Series (sizes 1-1/2”, & 2”) Water Meter in U.S. Gallons?

This Assured Automation WM-NLC Series (sizes 1½” and 2”) water meter (and submeter) is slightly different than its smaller size counterparts, but like the other sizes in this series, it’s easy to read, once you know the trick: Think of it in two main parts — The Register and The Dials

The Register: The Big Picture Number

1. The Register in this example water meter displays  — 043679 —
Translation: 4 million, 367 thousand, and 9 hundred U.S. Gallons, or: 4,367,900.0

Now, you could stop reading your meter here, because you know, at a very general level,  that the water meter reading is 4,367,900 gallons. And, to simplify, many landlords will only read the Register (to the nearest 100 gallons) because typically, consumption under 100 gallons isn’t that  expensive.

2. However, since you’re probably NOT consuming by the millions of gallons (or haven’t got there yet), you’ll most likely focus on just the last few numbers on the Register, depending on your rate of consumption. In this example, those last few numbers are — 79 —
Translation:  7,900 U.S. Gallons.

The Dials: The Nitty-Gritty, Bottom Line Numbers
3. Moving clockwise from the Register, read each Dial number, and tack that number on, after the last few numbers (79) on the Register. In this example, it’s — 1 —
Translation:  10 U.S. Gallons, so your water meter reading is now at: 7,910 U.S. Gallons.

4. Keep moving clockwise and tacking on the next number. Notice the rule-of-thumb of
rounding down (for example, if the red dial is on 5-1/2, round down to 5). In this example, the next dial number to tack on is — 5 —
Translation:  5 U.S. gallons, so your water meter reading is now at: 7,915 U.S. Gallons.

5. If you’re reading this far, you’re into a super accurate water meter reading, down to the sub-gallon! Note the Decimal Point, which helps you to keep track of where those numbers need to go. So, in this example, continuing to move clockwise, the last dial number is — 0 —
Translation:  (Decimal Point) .0 U.S. Gallon, so your water meter reading is now at:
7,915.0 U.S. Gallons, which gives you your TOTAL of: 4,367,915.0 U.S. Gallons.

So What’s My Rate of Consumption? The Final Tip: Simple Subtraction
To get your rate of water consumption between water meter readings: Take your previous water meter reading, and subtract it from your most current water meter reading.

How Do I Read My Assured Automation WM-PC Series (size 3/4”) Water Meter in Cubic Feet?

As with reading the WM-PC Series water meter in U.S. Gallons, it’s almost the same (except the decimal point has moved), so the same trick applies in reading this water meter / submeter in Cubic Feet: Think of it in two main parts — The Register and The Dials

 

The Register: The Big Picture Number
1. The Register in this example water meter displays  — 21578 —
Translation: 2 hundred 15 thousand, and 780 Cubic Feet, or: 215,780.000

Now, you could stop reading your meter here, because you know, at a very general level, that the water meter reading is 215,780 cubic feet. And, to simplify, many landlords will only read the Register (to the nearest 100 cubic feet) because typically, consumption under 100 cubic feet isn’t that expensive.

2. However, since you’re probably NOT consuming water by the hundreds of thousands of cubic feet (or haven’t got there yet), you’ll most likely focus on just the last few numbers on the Register, depending on your rate of consumption. In this example, those last few numbers are — 578 —
Translation:  5,780 Cubic Feet

The Dials: The Nitty-Gritty, Bottom Line Numbers
3. Moving clockwise from the Register, read each Dial number, and tack that number on, after the last few numbers (578) on the Register (notice the rule-of-thumb of rounding down. For example, if the red dial is on 3-1/2, round down to 3). In this example, the first dial number is — 3 —
Translation:  3 Cubic Feet, so your water meter reading is now at: 5,783 Cubic Feet

4. If you’re reading this far, you’re into a super accurate water meter reading, down to the sub-cubic feet! Note the Decimal Point, which helps you to keep track of where those numbers need to go. Keep moving clockwise and tacking on the next number. In this example, the next dial number to tack on is — 4 —
Translation:  (Decimal Point) .4 Cubic Feet, so your water meter reading is now at: 5,783.4 Cubic Feet.

5.  Continuing to move clockwise, the last two dial numbers are — 6 and 7 —
Translation:  (Decimal Point) .067 Cubic Feet, so your water meter reading is now at: 5,783.467 Cubic Feet, which gives you your TOTAL of: 215,783.467 Cubic Feet.

So What’s My Rate of Consumption? The Final Tip: Simple Subtraction
To get your rate of water consumption between water meter readings: Take your previous water meter reading, and subtract it from your most current water meter reading.

How Do I Read My Assured Automation WM-PC Series (sizes 1/2”, 3/4” & 1”) Water Meter in U.S. Gallons?

This Assured Automation WM-PC Series water meter may look a bit like something you’d find in an airplane cockpit, but you’ll be able to read this water meter with ease, once you know the trick: Think of it in two main parts — The Register and The Dials

The Register: The Big Picture Number

1. The Register in this example water meter displays  — 21578 —
Translation: 2 million, 157 thousand and 8 hundred U.S. Gallons, or: 2,157,800.00

Now, you could stop reading your meter here, because you know, at a very general level,  that the water meter reading is 2,157,800 gallons. And, to simplify, many landlords will only read the Register (to the nearest 100 gallons) because typically, consumption under 100 gallons isn’t that expensive.

2. However, since you’re probably NOT consuming by the millions of gallons (or haven’t got there yet), you’ll most likely focus on just the last few numbers on the Register, depending on your rate of consumption. In this example, those last few numbers are — 578 —
Translation:  57,800 U.S. Gallons.

The Dials: The Nitty-Gritty, Bottom Line Numbers
3. Moving clockwise from the Register, read each Dial number, and tack that number on,
after the last few numbers (578) on the Register. In this example, it’s — 3 —
Translation:  30 U.S. Gallons, so your water meter reading is now at: 57,830 U.S. Gallons.

4. Keep moving clockwise and tacking on the next number. Notice the rule-of-thumb of
rounding down (for example, if the red dial is on 4-1/2, round down to 4). In this example,
the next dial number to tack on is — 4 —
Translation:  4 U.S. gallons, so your water meter reading is now at: 57,834 U.S. Gallons.

5.  If you’re reading this far, you’re into a super accurate water meter reading, down to the sub-gallon! Note the Decimal Point, which helps you to keep track of where those numbers need to go. So, in this example, continuing to move clockwise, the last two dial numbers are — 6 and 7 —
Translation:  (Decimal Point) .67 U.S. Gallon, so your water meter reading is now at:
57,834.67 U.S. Gallons, which gives you your TOTAL of: 2,157,834.67 U.S. Gallons.

So What’s My Rate of Consumption? The Final Tip: Simple Subtraction
To get your rate of water consumption between water meter readings: Take your previous water meter reading, and subtract it from your most current water meter reading.

How Do I Read My Assured Automation WM-NLC Series (size 3/4” ) Water Meter in Cubic Feet?

As with reading the WM-NLC Series water meter in U.S. Gallons, it’s almost the same (except the decimal point has moved), so the same trick applies in reading this water meter in Cubic Feet: Think of it in two main parts — The Register and The Dials

 

The Register: The Big Picture Number
1. The Register in this example water meter displays  — 21578 —
Translation: 2 hundred 15 thousand, and 780 Cubic Feet, or: 215,780.000

Now, you could stop reading your meter here, because you know, at a very general level, that the water meter reading is 215,780 cubic feet. And, to simplify, many landlords will only read the Register (to the nearest 100 cubic feet) because typically, consumption under 100 cubic feet isn’t that expensive.

2. However, since you’re probably NOT consuming water by the hundreds of thousands of cubic feet (or haven’t got there yet), you’ll most likely focus on just the last few numbers on the Register, depending on your rate of consumption. In this example, those last few numbers are — 578 —
Translation:  5,780 Cubic Feet

The Dials: The Nitty-Gritty, Bottom Line Numbers
3. Moving clockwise from the Register, read each Dial number, and tack that number on, after the last few numbers (578) on the Register (notice the rule-of-thumb of rounding down. For example, if the red dial is on 3-1/2, round down to 3). In this example, the first dial number is — 3 —
Translation:  3 Cubic Feet, so your water meter reading is now at: 5,783 Cubic Feet

4. If you’re reading this far, you’re into a super accurate water meter reading, down to the sub-cubic feet! Note the Decimal Point, which helps you to keep track of where those numbers need to go. Keep moving clockwise and tacking on the next number. In this example, the next dial number to tack on is — 4 —
Translation:  (Decimal Point) .4 Cubic Feet, so your water meter reading is now at: 5,783.4 Cubic Feet.

5.  Continuing to move clockwise, the last two dial numbers are — 6 and 7 —
Translation:  (Decimal Point) .067 Cubic Feet, so your water meter reading is now at: 5,783.467 Cubic Feet, which gives you your TOTAL of: 215,783.467 Cubic Feet.

So What’s My Rate of Consumption? The Final Tip: Simple Subtraction
To get your rate of water consumption between water meter readings: Take your previous water meter reading, and subtract it from your most current water meter reading.

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