Every Tampa Water Department customer has one or more water meters that measure the amount of water you have used. You can read the meter servicing your property by:
- Verifying the reading that appears on your monthly bill
- Monitoring how much water you use in a day
- Check for water leaks
Finding Your Water Meter
The water meter on your property is usually housed in a concrete box in the ground near the street, between the sidewalk and curb (right-of-way). Most meter boxes have a metal, concrete, or composite cover or lid marked “water” or “water meter” as shown in the photos. Other meters have a simple lid you can flip open to read the meter.
To remove the cover, you will need a tool, such as a large screwdriver. Insert the screwdriver in the hole and carefully lift the cover from the box. Please be careful as most of the lids are very heavy.