R7‑29 WATER METER ACCURACY

(a) Installation Test. - Every water service meter, whether new or repaired, shall be in good order and shall be correct to within 2% fast or slow before being installed for the use of any customer.

(b) Meter Test Flows. - The following test rates are recommended for conducting test:

 

It is recommended that no less than three rates of flow be used.

 

Allowable Range Test Flow Recommended Test

Meter Gallons per Minute Rate Flow Gallons per Minute

 

Size Min. Max. Min. Med. Max.

1 5 100 5 25 100

2 8 160 8 40 160

3 16 300 15* 100 300

4 28 500 15* 250 500

6 48 1000 20* 500 1000

 

*Note - A meter failing to register 5% of the water passed at those rates marked * should not be installed without correction.

(c) Method of Testing. - All tests to determine the accuracy of registration of any water service meter shall be made with suitable testing instruments.