Meter readers from the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) read your water meter to learn how much water your household consumes.
Meters that are obstructed by objects – such as cars, trash cans, or even landscape - prevents meter readers from reading your meters. The first time your meter is inaccessible, you will receive a friendly reminder in the mail. By keeping your box clear, you can avoid unnecessary charges.
The Portland Water Bureau offers tips to for easy access to your water meter:
- Trim bushes and grass that cover your meter
- Reduce plants on the path to your meter
- Remove all branches hanging six feet or lower, above the meter
- Let PWB know if you have a guard dog!
Check out PWB's website for more information and resources.