Protect your water meter from freezing

Posted: November 7, 2019 at 9:45 am

You can help keep your water service from freezing by covering your water meter with a foam insulation blanket. The blankets—which are easy to install—are free and available at our office. You can pick up your free insulation blanket at the Vera office Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

With the proper installation of the blanket, you will trap warmer air from the ground and minimize exposure of the meter to cold air. Please, do not use home insulation because those products soak up water, freeze, and defeat the insulating purpose.

While you are looking at your water meter, be sure to inspect your meter vault cover. The vault cover is essential to keeping the meter protected and must be in place. If the cover is missing, broken or cracked, call us for help. We have replacements.