How to read your water meter

New York City properties are assessed for
water and sewer services based upon the
amount of water consumed between the
prior and current meter readings. Since
customers may want, or need, to occasionally
read their own meter, the following
information is provided to assist you.
All water meters approved for use by the
New York City Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) read much like a car’s
odometer. Older meters may have several
dials and pointers, but they are generally
considered obsolete and, in most cases,
should be replaced based on age alone. This
brochure deals only with odometer-type
meters whose basic usage measurements
are shown below:
The three key parts of
your water meter’s register head
1) Flow Indicator
The flow indicator rotates whenever water
flows through the meter. If the triangle
turns when all water is turned off on the
property, you may have a leak, which
should be investigated.
2) Sweep Arm
Each full revolution of the sweep arm
indicates that one cubic foot of water
(about 7.48 gallons) has passed through
the meter. The markings at the dial’s
outer edge indicate tenths
and hundredths of one cubic foot.
3) The Register
The water meter register is a lot like the
mileage odometer on your car. It keeps a
running total of all the water that has
passed through the meter. The register
shown here indicates that 345,710 cubic
feet of water has passed through this

For the full specifications on how to read a DEP approved water meter, please click on the Department of Environmental Protection link below.

Real Estate Auction Process: NYC

Summary of Real Estate Auction Process: NYC

  1. What ever properties are being auctioned for the day will be posted up on wall, index numbers
  2. Setting:
    1. There was full court room about 80 people.
    2. All different walks of life, difference races, different social classes.
    3. Novices and seasoned professionals all there.
    4. The seasoned people usually now each other
    5. Most know the general basics to bid
  3. Process:
    1. Speakers, says the index # and property address twice:
    2. The process usually moves along very fast
    3. Opening bid start at 500 or 1000, and there is an upset price, which is the lowest acceptable price, if price not met, bank or gov takes possession. Increments in bid is amount of starting bid
  4. Must have check ready to give, if check not available, it goes to next highest bidder.
  5. When bidding, must say price and your name.
  6. Banks and referee goes in first.
  7. Judge must say “sold” before referee commits to price.

Once you win the bid, you have to walk up to give check and give lawyer info to contact you.

Revitalization Through Painting

By far, the simplest way to bring new life to your home is with a new fresh coat of paint with colors that revitalize your everyday living experience.

If you are looking to shift to a new house or want to renovate your existing one, the first thing you will need to think about is the painting. While it may be tempting to hire a professional to do it if you have never painted before, it will cost you a lot of money. Painting your own house allows you to experiment with something new and will help you save thousands of dollars.

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How Important is Light in the Living Room?

Proper lighting is essential for any home. It is important to maintain balance between personality and the functionality of the room when it comes to lighting the living room. One can transform the entire atmosphere of their living room within the proper use of lighting. One should remember that lighting not only has aesthetic and mood enhancing values, but play an important functional role in illuminating important task areas in the living room.

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