Keep a clear path to your water meter
Make sure there is a clear path to the remote reading device for your water meter. Keeping a path clear of snow, lawn furniture, toys, hoses etc. will ensure the meter reader can get to your reading device to get consistent water readings.
The reading device for your water meter is a small black box, generally located beside your gas or power meter. Most are located at the side of houses, but some may be located at the back of the house, over a deck or flower garden.