People stealing water meters

I was on a job last year in a not so great neighborhood working on a rental property and couldn’t replace the water heater because someone had stolen the electric meter. That was a first for me. And now I just recently read through the Nextdoor web site for my neighborhood, that a neighborhood off of West 10th Street had been targeted for stealing water meters! Several homeowners found that their meters had been tampered with and one homeowner actually had his water meter stolen.

Typically, the only people that should be in the meter pit are the meter readers for the water company and licensed plumbers. If you see an “unauthorized” person tampering/removing a water meter, call the police.

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