Why did I get a high water bill after having my water meter replaced?

This could be due to a mechanical failure of the remote register, located outside the house, causing it to stop registering usage. The remote reading would then be less than the reading on the water meter, located inside the house. The water meter was still operating properly. As a result, you may notice a one-time charge for the difference between the reading on the remote register and the reading on the water meter on your next water bill.