I should of better specified that statement.
There is only one area where I live where the meters are in the inside of home and the city makes the customer responsible for the water service to the curb key at street.
Somehow they monitor the averages of water usage in the areas and can tell when there is a percentage of loss higher than normal. If they find out you have a broken line, they either shut your water off permanently or start charging a ridiculous amount to make you fix the problem.
I only know of one area that does this and it is an old neighborhood in a somewhat urban area.
The surrounding areas are the normal installation of meter at curb.
And……the area I speak of has houses sitting nearly 15 feet off the city curb.
» This message has been edited by DUNBAR on 07 September 2003