For me and my gallons

When I got home yesterday, a 4×6 card was stuck in the doorway, bearing the official OKC seal and the following notice in LARGE PRINT:

IMPORTANT
UTILITY NOTICE
READ OTHER SIDE

Well, yeah, since there wasn’t much of anything else on that side.

What was going down:

A field representative from the Oklahoma City Utilities Department changed out the water meter at this address today. The meter was changed out as part of the City’s standard preventative maintenance program.

Hmmm. I’ve been here for a few days short of 14 years. How long does a water meter typically last, anyway? An Australian government site says “about ten years.” So maybe this one was due.

4 comments

  1. Chuck Pergiel »

    21 October 2017 · 12:47 pm

    My water meter quit working when the water line to my house broke this summer.

  2. McGehee »

    21 October 2017 · 2:00 pm

    I still have no idea why my original water meter needed to be changed out last year, but it had the advantage of not leaking like the new one did.

  3. fillyjonk »

    21 October 2017 · 3:28 pm

    There must be something going around – this past summer my parents had both their gas and water meters replaced. (I’ve been in this house 17 years now and AFAIK, it’s the same old water meter that was always there, but then my town is dead-broke, so I’m not surprised. I don’t seem to get v. high readings – usually pay the minimum per month – so I’m not complaining.)

  4. CGHill »

    21 October 2017 · 4:00 pm

    I had my gas meter relocated and retrofitted with a remote-reading system after my leaky gas line was repaired. It’s the same old meter, though.

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