Meter Reading
Your electric and water meters measure consumption
and are the basis for what Osceola Municipal Light & Power bills
its customers. The meters are read on a monthly basis and the readings
are recorded onto handheld electronic devices. The data is then downloaded
from the handheld electronic devices onto OMLP main billing system.
The downloaded data is then used to determine a customer monthly
bill.
Osceola Municipal Light & Power employs two fulltime meter
readers that are responsible for obtaining electric and water meter
data throughout the entire City of Osceola.
To monitor your own monthly consumption trends you may read your
electric meter on a regular basis. A diagram showing how to read
your electric meter is located below.

 The dials
on your meter alternate in the direction of turning to
reduce errors in readings. However, the dials are
read with zero being the smaller number and 9 being the larger.
The reading is considered 0 when the indicator is between
0 and 1. When the indicator is between 0 and 9, it is considered
9
(approaching 10).
 Read
the dials on your meter from right to left. The far right
dial registers the smallest number.
 When
the indicator is between two numbers, use the smaller
one. If in doubt, check the dial to the right, if the indicator
is
approaching 0, use the smaller number. If it has just
passed
0, use the larger number.
 To determine
current usage, deduct the previous reading from the current.
 To determine
electricity charges, use our bill calculator.
If you have a digital meter,
you read it the same way you read a car odometer,
from left to right.


