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How to Read Your Meter

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How to Read Your Meter

Meter Reading Schedule

Please click here to access your meter reading schedule. Once redirected you will be advised to input your address and will be given the expected dates this year that your meter will be read. Reading dates are an estimate within a three-day window.

Dial Meters 

Your meter records how much energy, gas or water you’ve used. GRU uses different types of meters for electric, gas and water service.  Most basic meters show a row of clock faces. Some meters have numerical readings that you read like an odometer in a vehicle. Each dial turns the opposite direction from the one next to it.

  • Each dial turns the opposite from the one next to it.
  • Read the dials left to right.
  • Record the number that the pointer has just passed.
  • If the pointer is in between two numbers, record the lower number (except when the pointer is between 9 and 0, record as 9 because 0 means 10 in this position).
  • If the pointer appears to be directly on a number, check the dial to the right.If the dial to the right has not reached or passed 0, record the lower number for the dial on the left.

Digital Meters  

Dial meters are slowly being replaced by digital meters. A digital meter has an electronic or digital display. It will show five numbers in black or white, and might be followed by one or more red numbers.

To read the meter:

  • Write down the first 5 numbers shown from left to right.

  • Ignore any other numbers that are in red or come after a decimal point.

Calculate Your Own Usage 

You can calculate your usage the same way we do:

  • Note your meter read at the start of your billing period. 

  • Read your meter again at the end of your billing period.

  • Subtract your first reading from your second one. The number you get is how much gas or electricity you used for that period.

Call at 352-334-3434 or send us a message at gru.com/contactus if you have questions about your meter.