Hoping I can get some feedback from my fellow northern climate mobile home park owners with water meters.
I purchased a park a few years ago that had badger water meters (installed under the homes) and remote read displays (installed on the outside of peoples homes). It seems they are starting to go bad and I can no longer find replacement remote reader displays that work with the meter on the water line itself.
I have more than few that will not register any usage at all. I also have a fair amount that register obviously low readings like 300 gallons - 1,200 gallons of use in a month. Then I have others I am suspicious of that read from 3,000 gallons up to say 5,000 gallons per month that could be correct but could also be under counting. I do compare my readings with the bill from city and yes I am always under reading sometimes by a large amount. I have had a leak detector in the park before and was still under reading even after fixing some minor leaks.
I also have issues with the remote reader displays in the winter getting melting ice drops off the roof inside the gears and numbers that re-freeze and jam them up. Furthermore in the summer I have bugs that can do the same. The remote reader displays are in a clear plastic housing from the factory but they are not water tight.
I have also heard the park down the road from me installed the metron meters but they were breaking in the cold weather this winter. Do not know if it was because improper install or not.
What meters are you using in northern climates? Do you have suspicions or issues of under reading? Issues with water or bugs? Where are you installing your meters and displays? Any other advise/info greatly appreciated.