If you own a park in areas of the US with cold climates (reaches -10 below or colder in the winter), could I ask a huge favor? Can you please send me a picture or two of how your water meters are installed under the home (a little narrative along with it would be a bonus). We need to install meters in our 140 space park and have read many of the old threads on here but not finding what I’m looking for.
I’ve talked with 3 plumbers and they are telling me to just install them under the home…not buried in a box. I called 2 city water departments yesterday and they said to definitely install them in a box. I want to make sure the installs are done correctly so we don’t have a mess of broken pipes/meters come winter. I’ve ignorant when it comes to this subject and am trying to educate myself so it’s done properly.
I’m still researching meter types and would love any input on meters you love or don’t like at all. We are looking to get meters that have the automatic read capability. I’d like the data updates available every hour or more. We have a lot of tenants that are very wasteful with their water since they don’t pay separately for it…leave sprinklers running all night, leave kitchen or bath faucet running full blast all night long in the winter so pipes don’t freeze. We’ve got to be wasting 10,000 - 20,000 gallons of water a day sometimes and this needs to stop.
Any help, feedback, suggestions would be very appreciated. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org for pictures.
Thanks so much!