The measuring of water supply to household or any other establishment is done by water meters. When water flows from them, they show the reading of volume of water being consumed. At the end of month or week, meter reading is being checked by authorities and consumers are charged with the amount against the water usage. Another purpose of installation of these water meters is to keep the record of water usage for study and research purposes. The big usage of water is for agricultural purposes. In agricultural fields a plenty of water gets wasted due to many reasons. As said earlier, water resources are depleting so governments are keeping record for water usage. It is only possible by using the pattern approved irrigation meters.
Importance of irrigation meters
Water is one of the four elements responsible for life. It is essential for survival of mankind. As the population of world is on increase, the water resources are under serious pressure, some of the resources are depleting at an alarming rate. As most of portion of earth consist of water, yet the availability of clean drinking water is serious concern. So, we cannot afford the wastage of water. Today billions of dollars are spent on water resources to preserve natural water resources and for purification purposes. The main use of water is for domestic purposes. Normally water is supplied through pipes and ducting to communities. Agencies or authorities responsible for water supply charge their user by measuring the water supply to customers through special measuring devices.
What are pattern approved meters?
There are many manufacturers of these reliable water meters. Special governments are present for the manufacturer. Design and other specifications are passed by the authorities; these government compliant manufactured meters are called pattern approved meters. Normally these regulations and design parameters do slightly change across the different countries due to variable local conditions. But as whole the design and working remains same thorough out the world
Working of meters
The working of these meters is not completed. They basically measure the amount of water flow from them. They are equipped with digital or analogue meters on them to show readings. Now with the advancement in technology, there are smart meters which send data to service providers. So, they eliminate the need for manual meter reading. There should be proper check for the maintenance of these meters. In case of any fault, the professional should be called for repairing purpose. While in working conditions, it must be ensured that there is no leakage across them. The other major check for these meters is Rust check. The presence of rust in these meters may lead to contamination of water which is serious threat to human health.