A water meter is a measuring device that records how much water you use. This enables us to calculate our charges for water. The meter will measure the water you use in gallons. Minimum bills are issued for active accounts for up to 2,000 gallons.
The water meter is in a meter box, typically just inside your property line at the street right of way. The meter and all associated fittings belong to Beckley Water Company. If something goes wrong inside the meter box, we will replace or repair the meter, and fittings, at no cost to you. A meter is to have unrestricted access, allowing Beckley Water Company to read, repair, perform routine maintenance, and replace the meter when necessary.
Normally we will read the meter every month, and you will receive a bill for water that you have used. However, if there are circumstances that prevent us from reading, you will receive a bill for an estimate of your water use. Your estimate will be based on your history of water usage. Keep in mind that an estimate is not as accurate as an actual reading, and your bill may seem too low or too high, but not to worry, it will correct itself after the next actual reading is performed.