Water meter box full of water. Anyone had this happen to them?

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Topic by juicegoose posted 07-12-2011 04:47 PM 23972 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-12-2011 04:47 PM

I’ve noticed that my water meter box is full of water. Down here in the heat of Texas this shouldn’t be happening obviously. Has anyone had to make repairs after finding their box full of water and if so what did you do. Thanks.

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Dan Lyke

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07-13-2011 12:15 AM

Our local water conservation department would be more than happy to come out and see if it’s their problem, and if it isn’t give me suggestions on how I might fix it.

They’re happy to spend money and time to save water.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/

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07-13-2011 03:20 AM

Yes I have had this happen. Obviously there is a leak but just where is the question. I changed the line from the meter to my house and then went in to eat lunch. I went back and the trench was full of water. Well, half full anyway. I filled in my trench near the meter and place a stick in the bank at the water line. the side that went up happened to be the meter. I turned the water on (on the cities side of the meter) and when the line filled it knock the bottom out of the meter. the crack was old. the city put in a new meter. Well, then I still had a leak. On my side of the meter there is this funky union with a heavy paper gasket in it. They used the old gasket. They came back and repaird that and gave me a hand full of gaskets. Those are bad about going out. That was my experience and how I was able to handle it. The first thing to do is look at the meter and see if it is turning with all the water in the off position. That will tell you if it is between the meter and your end use fixture.

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09-23-2014 02:54 AM

I’m nont so familiar of the rulings of things in Texas, but I agree yo ushould get the authotrities to come by and see what’s going on if it’s considered public property and something that government maintenance is supposed to take care of. Anyway they may get you to rent a box to take over the duties of your current one in the meantime, so be braced for that!

-- Audrey Greenwood: http://www.boomerangbox.com.au/

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03-10-2017 03:27 AM

i’ll keep an eye in this thread mate! OOT, need gynectrol anyone?

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11-09-2018 03:04 PM

Call the city asap and exaggerate about the amount of water otherwise, they will take forever to come out to inspect and repair. The city had to replace my meter twice for the same problem.

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