(Note: Brentwood charges for water by the 1000 gallon unit. 1030 gallons would be rounded off to 1 billing unit on your water bill).
To Monitor your water use, follow these steps...
Printable Meter Reading Log
Monitor your Water Use
Read your meter on a regular basis to track water use. Keep a record of all readings. You will be able to detect trends from season to season and year to year. If your household changes in any way that affects water use (e.g., new family member, plumbing upgrade, etc.), you will be able to determine the effect of the change.
Check for Household Leaks
The little triangle on the face of the meter is a low flow indicator. It will rotate with even a very low flow through the meter. To check for leaks, turn off all known water uses inside and outside the house. If you have an automatic ice maker, make sure it is not operating. When all water is turned off, the low flow indicator should not move.
If the low flow indicator is moving, there is water flowing somewhere on your property. Try turning off the house shut-off valve (usually located where the waterline enters the house). If the low flow indicator is still moving, there is water flowing outside the house (most likely on the irrigation system). If the low flow indicator stops moving with the house valve off, water was flowing inside the house (this could be a toilet leak, a leaky pipe, or any number of problems). See "Find and fix leaks" for tips.
When you have finished reading the meter, put the meter cap down and carefully replace the meter box cover.