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Marshall Municipal Utilities reads all electric and water meters as a
service to our customers. Electric and water meters are the property of
MMU. (Exception: water meters in mobile homes are property of the
homeowner). The electric service and wiring, as well as the water lines
and plumbing, belong to the homeowner. If you notice that your meter is
damaged in any way, please contact MMU immediately and we will service the
meter as it may be dangerous for you to use a damaged meter. MMU requires
access to your meters for the purpose of reading meters, making repairs,
making inspections, removing property of MMU, or for other purposes
incident to the service. Please do not hinder access to your water or
electric meter. MMU representatives will be identified by a patch on
their shirt and/or jacket bearing the MMU logo, or an identification card.
If MMU is unable to access your meter for reading, a card will be left for
you to submit your meter readings to us.
By learning how to read you meter, you will be able to verify the readings and usage on your bills. Below is an example of a pointer style electric meter. To read this style of electric meter correctly, begin with the dial at the right. Write down the number the pointer is directly on, or has last passed. If the pointer is between two numbers, use the smaller number. Every other dial turns clockwise. Therefore, 0 is higher than 9, but lower than 1. Repeat this procedure for the remainder of the dials from right to left. Write down the number from right to left. The result you obtain is the meter reading.