Keep the area around your meter clear
When planting trees or shrubs, keep in mind that the root system can become entangled around the underground pipes. This can increase the possibility of pipes breaking which can result in costly water leaks that could go undetected for some time. You should keep your water meter clear of trees, shrubbery and low growing bushes.
Trim brush, trees and grass that may block the way or that cover the meter.
Do not fence animals or pets in areas near the water meter.
Do not block or cover the meter with cars, trucks, trailers, garbage cans, recycling bins, fences, landscaping materials or gravel.