Township of Severn water meters measure water consumption in cubic metres that we use to calculate the amount owing on your water bill.

Reading your water meter

You can monitor your water consumption by reading your meter and becoming familiar with your daily water consumption. Locate your water meter and see how much it changes during a billing period.

If your water bill is increasing, consider finding ways to conserve water.

Perform a water audit

You can perform a water audit to see if you may have a water leak in your home.

For Sensus II meters:

  • shut off all water sources inside
  • locate the red/black triangle on your water meter
  • if the triangle moves with all water sources turned off, it's likely that one of your appliances or pipes has a leak

For Sensus iPerl meters:

  • shut off all water sources inside
  • on the digital screen, a circle with the plus (+) sign will indicate flow
  • if the digital readout increases, it's likely that one of your appliances or pipes has a leak

Alternatively, you can:

  • read your water meter before going to bed
  • make sure no dishwashers or filters are running
  • read the meter again in the morning
  • if the water meter moves overnight, you likely have a leak

If you have a water leak in your home, call a plumber for repair. Please contact us if you suspect a leak in your service line.

Winterize your water meter

Are you closing your cottage for the winter? You should winterize your water meter to prevent damage from freezing. Please contact us and we'll shut off your water. We need at least 24 hours of advanced notice in order to turn off your water.

You should also have a licensed plumber winterize your plumbing and water meter. If your water meter is damaged over the winter, you're responsible for the cost of any repairs.