This division of the Electric Department maintains about 11,000 electric meters.
New meters are being installed as new customers are added, meters are recalibrated and damaged or malfunctioning meters are retired. Meter testing facilities are maintained at the Electric Department and tracking of meters and tests are carefully recorded.
Electric meters are rugged and reliable precision instuments. Calibration is performed on very sophisticated equipment.
The vast majority of meters tested after many years of service are still extremely accurate. High electric bills are rarely the result of a bad meter.
Tampering with an electric meter can get you electrocuted or arrested and fined. No good ever comes of it! Try conservation instead.