How do I read my meter?

Reading your water meter will tell you how much water you’re using and whether you have a leak. Most meters are located near the curb in front of your home under a concrete lid. Hawaii Water uses 1,000 gallons of water as a billing unit, so you should monitor your water usage using these units, as described below.

To read your meter, simply read and record the figures shown in white. Subtract your last reading from this reading to determine your usage in thousands of gallons. To check for leaks, observe the large red sweep hand for at least 15 minutes with all water turned off. If there is any movement, there is a leak.

To effectively monitor your usage, we suggest you read your meter daily or weekly.

Water meter dial
Straight-reading meter