The City has upgraded the City's meter reading system to Automated Meter Reading. So, the readings for every water meter in the City is transmitted to City Hall in real time and stored in a database. Also, Mother Nature has her way of covering up meters by the wind blowing, ground shifting, rain, and even mowing your yard. The meter reader does not necessarily have to wipe off all the dirt in order to read the meter. Remember, they are trained and do this on a daily basis.