Southern Flowmeter - Commercial Meter Services

Common Questions

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How often do meters fail
Typically we find 2-5% of commercial meters fall significantly outside of AWWA standards of accuracy (85% or worse), per year.
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What happens without a testing program
Districts that have never before been tested may have 10-30% of their commercial meters in need of repair.
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What is the typical life of a meter
It is possible to replace commercial meters after a set usage, but that is a poor indicator of meter performance.
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What if there are many problems
We normally suggest repairing only a portion, because by focusing on the worst performers you achieve the greatest return.

Commercial Meter Services

  • Accuracy Testing
  • Meter Replacement/Repair
  • Meter Sales
  • Meter Removal for Testing
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FAILURES OCCUR SLOWLY AND ARE DIFFICULT TO DETECT
Even during normal operation meters will drift from their initial accuracy. If you suspect problems we can advise you on the best methods to recover loss. Prior to noticeable decay we can detect a decrease in accuracy of the meters that can have a significant impact. The mechanical components of water meters lose efficiency with time, strictly causing a loss of water through the meter. Sometimes the impact is large and immediate, leading to a noticeable difference in billing. Often though the change is slow and indistinguishable, and over a long period of time these decreases add up. The meter will operate well outside AWWA standards and can only be detected through diligent periodic testing and repair of the meter.
GRAPH ILLUSTRATING BILLING CHANGES BY FAILURE TYPE

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