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I have a water meter which shows reading for the water consumed.

It has a glass cover through which I read the no of units consumed.

Due to rain water bubbles and vapor were formed under the glass which is causing unable to read the reading.

Below is the image you can see.

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How to get rid of these bubbles and vapour ? Even if sunlight comes there are not going away.

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    VTC, you don't own the water meter, the water company owns it. If they can't read it, they will change it. – James Jenkins Aug 5 '19 at 12:21
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    @jamesjenkins makes a good point, but where I live the meters are read electronically, so the water company might not notice your problem. However, the point that the meter belongs to the company is valid -- let them know and let them fix it. I would be especially concerned because I would expect the meter to be water tight so what you are seeing may be a symptom of a failing water meter which may start giving false readings, if it hasn't already. – Gdalya Aug 5 '19 at 18:53
  • Thanks for your response, yes it could be replaced but I am looking for more creative way for a solution to solve it, like applying any heat to it, but how ? – user804401 Aug 12 '19 at 4:31
  • Put a water-proof heating pad on it, or use a hair-dryer before reading it. Of course, your electric utility meter will be working harder. – DrMoishe Pippik Aug 13 '19 at 3:52
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What I see is appears to be condensation under the glass/plastic meter cover and should not affect the meter operation in the short term. The "guts" of the meter, however, might rust or corrode over a longer period. Yes, even digital/electronic water flow meters have physical/mechanical parts, but the one pictured looks to be a completely mechanical model.

The condensation is probably due to a non-watertight seal between the glass cover and meter body. The only real solution is to remove the viewing glass, blow all condensation out of the meter, let it air dry for a few hours, replace the seal (DON'T reuse the old one), then close it all back up.

As already pointed out, though, the water company owns the meter and they usually do not permit customers to perform any kind of maintenance or repairs to the meters due to the potential for cheating the company. Best to contact the water company and let them decide what to do and then do it.

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