How to Read Your Water Meter

To read your water meter, lift the meter box lid. Your water meter is located inside the meter box. Read the numbers on the water meter left to right. Read all the numbers except the last two. Russellville Water Board bills in hundred gallons. The reading on this sample meter would be 3825 gallons. Subtract the previous months reading from the current reading to get usage.

How to Check for a Leak

  1. Turn off all water faucets at your home – inside & outside.
  2. Lift the lid on the meter box.
  3. Look at the black or red triangle on the water meter.
  4. If the triangle is spinning while all water is turned off, a leak is present.

Water Conservation

Water is one of the most essential elements of life, and it is important to use it wisely. Therefore, this post is dedicated to laying out some basic and relatively simple water conservation tips around the home.

Why conserve?

Water Conservation Saves Money – If you receive your water from a public supply, the cost of treating, pumping, and delivering water to your home increases, as does the cost of treating the wastewater that leaves your home. In most urban areas of the state, sewer bills are tied to the amount of water you use. If you have a private well and septic system, water conservation will help reduce costly repairs. You can also prolong the life of your septic system by reducing the amount of wastewater that goes into it.

Water Conservation Reduces Pollution

Conservation reduces the amount of wastewater going to the sewage treatment plant. This may mean better treatment and cleaner water being discharged to our rivers and bays. If you have a septic system, conservation can prevent septic tank and drain field overloads and help ensure that a septic system is treating wastewater properly.

Around the house you can:
  • Use a water-efficient shower head, which can save you up to 750 gallons of water a month.
  • Fix any leaky or dripping faucets.
  • Consider Energy Star or EPA WaterSense Label models when looking for new household appliances. Click here for more information.
  • Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth, washing your face, or shaving.
  • Wash clothes or dishes only when the machines are full.
  • Insulate your water pipes.
  • Consider replacing older toilets with newer, low-flow ones.
Around the yard you can:
  • Water lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to avoid evaporation.
  • Adjust sprinklers so only the lawn is watered, not the house, sidewalk, or street.
  • Check for leaky outdoor faucets.
  • Plant drought-resistant plants that require less water.

Other Helpful Resources

Alabama Rural Water Association

The Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and those commercial firms which support these systems.

Visit The Website

Be sure to contact Customer Service with any questions or concerns regarding your account.

(256) 332-3850

For after hours and Emergencies call the Russellville Police Department at (256) 332-2230