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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:36 pm 
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This water meter is leaking at the fitting, it is one of 7 we checked, hardly a scientific study but maybe a trend, and hardly the only one. It is unclear whether any meters are being read with a handheld reader but this meter has been read by whatever means since it was installed and it was installed early in the installation process. Today, Thursday, I informed Town Manager Alex Brown in a meeting concerning other matters.

I'm told by Brown that the handheld reader will give a certain beep if there is a leak, even if it is before the meter. If there is a trickle of water being used in the home how can the reader machine know it is not a leak?

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Once open the meter leak detection notice can be seen. The word "FORWARD" means there is a leak, can be seen as in this photo, that is if you can get the new round plastic meter cover off as it has a spring latch. See the tool below.

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This is the tool to unlatch the spring latch and pull the cover up. I'm told they are available at a hardware store but I haven't checked. The spring latch can be seen in the top photo in lower right corner. If you have a rectangular cover, use a large screwdriver to lift the cover.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:38 am 
Good info. I will check my new meter to see if it says "forward." FYI, the lid removal gizmo is about 8 bucks. I bought mine at a local hardware store last week. It's about three-feet long. One end unlatches the lid, while the other end allows you to turn the cut-off valve. To unlatch the lid, insert the "flag" just barely, and rotate counter-clockwise. I fumbled with mine awhile before I figured the correct way to rotate, causing the latching shaft and spring to fall out. But it was easy to reassemble. I have a hunch these latches won't last very long across the city.


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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
13th Annual Gila River Festival
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
Farmer's Market
Tai Chi Chuan
Gila River Fest Free Family Day In Big Ditch Events List
Pickamania
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Ecstatic Dance
13th Annual Gila River Festival, Native Food Brunch
Pickamania
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Laughter Club at 12:15pm
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
Gila National Forest: Forest Plan Open House
Understanding the Message of Mary Magdalene
Compassionate Friends Gathering
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
Hapkido Class
Compassionate Friends Gathering
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
ToSC Council Meeting- Agenda
President’s Chamber Music Series: Featuring String Quartets
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Silver City Public Library Free Card Replacements
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Tai Chi Chuan
Farmer's Market
Western Institute of Lifelong Learning - Lunch & Learn
Gin Rummyy
Concert Band Of The Southwest
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
CDT-Greenways Quarterly Meeting
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Women in the Arts Lecture: Susan McAllister and Naomi Natale
Pet Central Thrift Store
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Quarterly Review Book Sale
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