Your water meter is generally located near the curb in front of your home in a direct line with the outside hose bib. It is housed in a plastic or concrete box usually marked "water". Carefully remove the lid by using a tool such as a large screwdriver. Please, do not use your fingers. Insert the tool into one of the holes and pry the lid off. Visually examine the area around the meter to make sure there are no harmful insects or other animals. Replace the lid by sliding it back into place. Be careful not to drop the lid on the meter!