How can I read my water meter?
To determine your water usage for one month, locate the meter in your yard. Make a note of the odometer-type numbers, reading them from left to right. About one month later, take another reading. Then calculate the total by subtracting the previous reading from the current reading.

06947400 (May reading in gallons)
06936300 (April reading in gallons)
11,100 gallons used

The Customer Service Division bills water usage in increments of 1,000 gallons, always rounding down to the nearest thousand (never up). Since the actual reading was 11,100 gallons, the customer would only be billed for 11,000 gallons. The remaining 100 gallon will be billed the next billing cycle. Meter readers only record the black numbers on the white wheels. They do not record the white numbers on the black wheels which represent 100s, 10s and the sweep hand for single gallons.

Your water meter can also be used as a leak detection device. It can tell you if there is a leak and how serious it is. It can also tell you how much water various appliances are using. To see if you have any leaks, turn off all the water in your home and check your water meter. If the leak detector (small red triangle or diamond) is not moving, you do not have a serious leak. To check for very slow leaks, note the position of the sweep hand and record the numbers above. Read the meter again after 15-20 minutes. If it has not moved, you have no leaks. If it has moved, it's time to search for leaks. It is the property owner's responsibility to correct leaks as soon as possible. Use your water meter to check how much water your sprinklers, toilets, showers, and washing machines use.
**If you have a radio meter call customer service for further instruction. More...

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1. What are the hours for Customer Service?

Payment Kiosk

3. How does the payment kiosk work?
4. What if my service has been interrupted?
5. Is the drop box still available?
6. Do I need to have my bill with me to pay at the kiosk?
7. Does the payment kiosk provide receipts?
8. Does the payment kiosk provide change?
9. Does the payment kiosk accept coins?
10. Do payments post to my account immediately?

General FAQs

12. How do I start utility service?
13. If my service has been disconnected for non-payment, how do I get my water restored?
14. What if my home is used as a seasonal property?
15. How do I request a Utility Lien Search?

Bills and Payments

17. How can I pay my bill? Where should I mail my payment?
18. How often will I be billed?
19. What occurs if my payment is late?
20. Why do I have two late fees on one bill?
21. What happens if I don't receive a bill?

High Consumption and Leaks

23. How can I receive a credit for a pool fill?
24. Meters and Reading the Meter
25. How does Cocoa read the meter when it is covered by dirt or under water?
26. Who owns the water meter?
27. What is the watering restriction?
28. Does Cocoa ever estimate water meter readings?
29. How do we know the meter did not speed up?
30. How can I read my water meter?

Water Line Breaks

32. What if I have a water line break?
33. What if I have a water line break after hours or on weekends?


35. Are there any Senior Citizen or Disabled Citizen discounts?
36. What is a cross connection?

Water Quality Questions

38. Why do I sometimes see black particles in my water?
39. I had my water tested for free and they are saying I have some issues with my water, is my water safe?
40. Is tap water safe to be used for kidney dialysis?
41. Can I use regular tap water in my aquarium?
42. Can you recommend a water treatment device?
43. Is bottled water safer than tap water?
44. My tap water has a brown, red, or yellow color tint, what can I do?
45. My tap water sometimes looks milky or opaque, why is that?
46. The aerators on my faucets have white particles on them and there are white particles in my water. What is this?
47. Why is there white residue sometimes on my dishes, the shower, and in the ice cubes?
48. Why is it hard to get the soap off my hands, body, hair, clothes or car? (Hardness of water?)
49. Sometimes I smell an odor coming from my tap. What could this be?
50. My water smells and tastes like chlorine or bleach, what can I do?
51. Is fluoride in my drinking water?
52. What is the red/pink tinted stuff in my shower, toilet, or pet bowl?
53. What if I did not find an answer to my question about Drinking Water?
54. What is "backflow"