The City maintains approximately 20,000 water meters which are read monthly. The City furnishes all the water meters, however, customers must provide proper protection from freezing or other damage. Where proper protection is not furnished and the meter is damaged, the customer will be charged for labor and materials required to rebuild the meter. If the meter cannot be repaired, the customer is charged for a new meter to replace the damaged one. The meter must be located where it is easily accessible for reading and repairs. If the meter cannot be located in a home, a meter pit may be required. Costs for the pit and all labor are charged to the property owner. If you are siding your home and need the meter box moved, call Water Distribution at 727-8045. The meter can still be read from the wires left poking through the wall. For further information see the City Codes.