Your meter may be fitted with a remote reading unit, also known as a transponder. Reading water meters can be a dirty and difficult job, and this transponder allows meter readers to read your meter remotely using a handheld computer, by coming close by, but without the need to locate and clean out the meter chamber.
You should not remove the transponder, since it means the meter reader will need to read the meter visually, and you will lose valuable usage information recorded by the transponder. Removal and later replacement of the transponder is recorded, so the meter reader will still need to read the meter visually.
Even with the transponder attached, it’s still possible to read your meter normally, since the transponder does not obscure the dials. There may however, be a small door covering your dials and keeping them clean. The door can be opened with the transponder still in place, allowing you to read your meter without removing the transponder.
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