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The current owner/real estate agent/lawyer has to call the Department of Public Works during normal business hours at 781-438-0760 or 781-438-2583 to set up a final water meter reading, at least 72 hours in advance of the closing. The final will happen during the final reading:
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Yes, read more about how to get a second meter and the rules and regulations involved on the second meter page.
Find your water meter, all water meters have leak indicators. The red indicator (diamond or triangle shape) is on the left side of the water meter register. If that indicator is moving and water is not being used, that indicates that there is a water leak. Only water makes the indicator move. If the indicator is moving, do the following:
Please call the Department of Public Works at 781-438-0760 to schedule an appointment during normal business hours. Fee's will apply.
Dripping, trickling or oozing faucets can waste several hundred gallons of water a week, depending on the size of the drip. Worn out washers are the main cause of these leaks. Washers are typically located under the faucet handle. They are very inexpensive to replace.
For further information on water conservation please visit Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's website.
Any questions regarding the water/sewer/trash bill should be directed to the Department of Public Works Water Department by calling 781-438-2583 during normal business hours.