Water Meters in Mission: Tracking Consumption for Efficiency
Welcome to the City of Mission’s water meter system, a modern solution enhancing water management since 2009. Through Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), our technology utilizes radio frequency to transmit usage information seamlessly. This ensures up-to-date water consumption data for quarterly billing.
Water meter boxes and curb stop risers are city property, strategically placed near the property line. These boxes may become buried over time, but don’t worry – if you need help finding your water meter, reach out to the Public Works Department at 604-820-3761.
Request for a Utility Review: Detecting and Addressing Leaks
If you suspect a leak causing a spike in your monthly utility bill, a utility review is essential. Check out the following information:
The AMI technology aids in leak detection, and if a leak is suspected, our utility staff will notify you. To address potential leaks, contact Public Works at 604-820-3761. While we make efforts to inform, homeowners must engage a plumber for repairs.
Watch Our Tutorial on Checking Your Water Meter
Before following the steps, ensure no water is in use on your property. Watch our short video demonstrating how easy it is to check your water meter for potential leaks.
Step-by-Step Water Meter Check:
Locate the water meter box in your front yard near the property line.
Lift the box lid carefully, avoiding damage to the radio wire.
Identify the meter read display inside the box.
Observe the sweep hand or indicator dial for at least one minute.
Active water usage may indicate a leak. Turn off the main water valve to isolate it.
Common Leak Locations:
Toilets (check for silent leaks with food coloring)