All homes and businesses connected to the village's water system have a water meter. Most water meters in residential settings are located where the water service comes into the house (i.e. basement, crawl space, or utility room). The remotes are usually located near the gas meter on the exterior of the house. Some homes and businesses have meters located in a meter pit outside the house. These types of meters do not have remotes.
The billing of water usage is based on the meter reading. Meters are read using the register located on the outside of the home. Occasionally, the outside register fails and does not record the proper reading. The meter inside the home is the correct reading. When there is a discrepancy between the 2 meters, the inside reading is what is used. The actual water usage based on the inside meter will be the amount of your water bill.