Most meters are located underground in boxes found near the curb along the street. Open the box carefully (watch for insects or animals) and inside you’ll find the water meter.
The meter display may be found under the small, hinged cover. The meters used in Oro Valley measure water in gallons.
Your water meter is much like your car’s odometer, showing the cumulative total of water that has run through your meter. The last 2 digits on the far right are decimal numbers and register 10ths and 100ths of a gallon. For example, the meter pictured reads 187,191.33 gallons, which for billing purposes, would be rounded down to 187,000 recorded as 187 in the “Present Reading” box on your bill. On the digital meters there is a “+” symbol present when water is flowing through the meter. You may also notice the numbers changing to the right of the decimal place which would mean a low flow is occurring. This can also be used as a leak indicator if no water is being used in the home.
Click here for a video on how to read your water meter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnWlQpwfUMs