How to Remove a Water Meter Cover

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If there is a leak in your water meter, you need to fix it. The first thing you have to do when fixing a water meter is remove the water meter cover. These steps will help you remove your water meter cover.

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  1. 1

    Locate the screws that hold the water meter cover on. There should be two screws, one on the right and one on the left side of the cover.

  2. 2

    Use a medium sized screwdriver to remove the two screws. The wall cover should loosen up as the screws are removed. Make sure it does not fall to the ground.

  3. 3

    Pull the cover off the meter and set it aside. Make sure you keep the screws with the cover; this will make reattaching the cover easier.

  4. 4

    When you are ready to put the cover back on, simply reverse the steps.

Tips and warnings

  • Hold the water meter cover in place while you are unscrewing it. If the cover falls to the ground, it could be damaged.
  • Keep the screws with the cover when you remove it.
  • To put the cover back on, simply reverse the steps.

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