How does the meter sense for leaks?

Customers who enroll in automatic leak alert through the City of Allen customer portal will be notified when the meter senses continuous water use. For single-family residential homes, leaks are detected when at least 3 gallons of water are consumed every hour for a minimum of 24 hours. Other alerts can also be enabled by the customer, such as abnormally high or unplanned use notifications. Customers can choose to be notified by email and/or text message.

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1. How do smart meters work?
2. Who can see the details of my water use?
3. How does the meter sense for leaks?
4. Am I charged extra for the smart meter?
5. Can the City of Allen use water meter data to enforce watering restrictions or issue citations?
6. Do smart meters measure both water and wastewater use?
7. Do smart water meters emit radio frequencies? If so, what is the impact?
8. With a smart meter, am I able to turn off my water at the main valve?
9. Why did I receive a leak alert?