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OL_JR

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Water meter calibration?
« on: April 14, 2018, 09:38:31 PM »
           Water meters are a relatively new thing in our town but in the five or six years that we have had them there has been no calibration/verification.  Is that a normal thing?  We haven't had any outlandish bills or anything to that extent but it just seems odd coming from an industrial background where flow rates are monitored so closely.
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Re: Water meter calibration?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 06:23:57 AM »
I have never lived in town so no much help. But isn't Ft Sask going through something like this right now, the water cost there I hear are nuts. Maybe contact the town office and ask.

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Re: Water meter calibration?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 12:03:59 PM »
           Water meters are a relatively new thing in our town but in the five or six years that we have had them there has been no calibration/verification.  Is that a normal thing?  We haven't had any outlandish bills or anything to that extent but it just seems odd coming from an industrial background where flow rates are monitored so closely.

I have lived with metered water all my life and have never seen or had a meter calibrated or verified. They have once, in the last 30 years that I have lived in my house, changed the meter ie. put in a new meter.

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Re: Water meter calibration?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 04:35:54 PM »
That's interesting OL_JR, take it off and take it some place and have it checked bring it back and install it, they will never be the wiser.
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OL_JR

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Re: Water meter calibration?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2018, 09:03:28 PM »
That's interesting OL_JR, take it off and take it some place and have it checked bring it back and install it, they will never be the wiser.

         Could do that for sure but I think that should be the responsibility of the town.  I sent an email to the town in regards to this but haven't got a reply back yet.  Even if they could provide some reasoning as to why it never gets done.  Maybe they will say that they are proven so reliable that it is a waste of time and if it were a basic analog meter I would be more inclined to believe that but the one we have is all digital so there is a little more room for error either way.

         Glove I'm guessing that would be the experience of most people but as mentioned it seems a bit odd to me that they never get checked. 

         I realize they could fail either way and thinking about it maybe it's something better left alone lol, if they are mechanically driven i'd imagine that they would fail slow over time which would be a benefit to the person paying the bill. 

         In the end it would be nice to know that things are accurate and the only way to know that is by checking them.

         
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Re: Water meter calibration?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 04:21:35 AM »
I'm wondering about the water meter as well.




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