Steps to Report Meter Readings on District Database
- Go to the home page of the Prairielands GCD website and select “Need to register or report on your well? Click here.” It should be in a light blue box on the righthand side of the homepage. You can also find this link on the top of the District Fees page of the website.
- Login using your database credentials. If you cannot remember your username or password, call the District office, or use the “Request new password” tab on the login screen.
- After you have logged in, select the “My Wells” tab to pull up a list of your registered wells.
- Select the option for the current reporting period.
- Select “Report Last Month Usage”. These meter readings must be submitted by the 15th of the following month. For example, February meter readings would be due by March 15, March meter readings are due by April 15, and so on. Your meter reading should be taken as close to the end of the month as possible and on a regularly scheduled day to ensure accuracy.
- Enter the meter reading for each well and then click “submit”. The number you will report is the actual reading on the meter itself, there is no need to calculate the production amount from the previous month as our database will do that automatically.
- If you have questions or run into any issues, please contact the District at 817-556-2299.
Reading an Analog Display
The large sweep hand on the dial measures water use in gallons, one gallon of water passes through the water meter as the sweep hand moves from one number to the next (e.g., 0 to 1). Every time the sweep hand makes a full rotation, that is 10 gallons, 100, 1,000 etc…The last number on the right is a static zero (does not change). When you record your reading to report to the District, make sure to add the stationary zero(s) as the final digit.
Reading a Digital Meter
If you have a digital meter, it may need light for activation so you may need to shine a flashlight on it. The display typically alternates between the meter reading and the flow rate. The meter reading equals the gallons used while the flow rate equals the number of gallons per minute flowing through the water meter.