Flow Meters & Metering Systems

Getting Your Water Meter Ready for Winter

Winters in Florida are not regarded for being particularly chilly. With average wintertime temperatures ranging from 65 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit and highs of almost 77 degrees Fahrenheit, Florida actually has the mildest winters in the United States. Nevertheless, even in the absence of snow and frost, water meters and other types of industrial meters must be well-prepared for a sudden drop in temperature.


A temperature drop can have detrimental effects on pipes. By winterizing outdoor faucets, you may prevent the freezing of water meters and pipes during the winter. When spring temperatures rise, failure to prepare can result in pipe bursts, broken faucets, and significant water loss when turning meters back on in warmer temperatures.


Insulating water pipes in unheated areas is the best thing you can do when wintertime arrives. This is the main concern in regions that experience temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, but it never hurts to be ready in case it dips into the low 40s. It’s also a good idea to know where your property’s main water shutoff is. Knowing where to go in the event of a water leak or pipe burst can save you a lot of money in the long run by preventing further damage and repair costs.


To learn more about The Avanti Company and the services and products we provide, including water meters and industrial meters, please visit us online or call us at 800.284.5231.


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