# Low Flow Revenue Calculator

## How much revenue could you capture with Badger Meter nutating disc meters?

Did You Know?The average American family of four can use 400 gallons of water every day.

Step 1. Your Utility | Step 2. Contact Information | Step 3. Your Results

According to the Journal AWWA article Apparent Losses Caused by Water Meter Inaccuracies at Ultralow Flows1, approximately 16% of all domestic water consumption occurs at flow rates of less than one gallon per minute. If these low flow rates are not metered, you could be losing revenue.

The article proves that nutating disc meters are more accurate at low flows than other types. Use the Low Flow Revenue Calculator below to see just how much more revenue you could capture with nutating disc meters. Let Badger Meter nutating disc meters capture that revenue one drop at a time.

5/8"3/4"
Calculations are based on meters designed for typical residential services, sized 5/8” or 3/4".
Choose the Unit of Measure your utility uses to calculate and bill water and sewer usage: gallons, cubic feet or cubic meters.
This number is the average water usage per household. The value you enter should be expressed in the Unit of Measure selected above.
Enter the number of billing units used to calculate your water and sewer billing rates. For example, if your water rate is \$3.27 per 1,000 gallons, enter “1000” here. The value you enter should be expressed in the Unit of Measure selected above.
Enter the dollar amount per unit of water billed. For example, if your water rate is \$3.27 per 1,000 gallons, enter “3.27” here. If your rates are variable, use your average rate.
Enter the dollar amount per unit of sewer usage billed. For example, if you bill at a rate of \$5.98 per 1,000 gallons, enter “5.98” here. If your rates are variable, use your average rate.
This is the number of individual residential services or households your utility bills each billing period.
Select the meter to use for this comparison. You may choose more than one meter.
The calculator will provide multiple comparisons between nutating disc meters and your choice of mechanical and/or static meters.
Mechanical Meters
Nutating Disc
Multi-Jet
Oscillating Piston
Single Jet
Turbine
Static Meters
Fluidic Oscillator

Select the number of years you wish to project revenue gains. Revenue in years 2 and 3 will be discounted using a 5% rate.
The calculator applies a 5% discount rate to future cash flows to account for the time value of money, or the lost interest and investment value of the revenue.

1 Year2 Years3 Years

1Richards, G. L., Johnson, M. C., Barfuss, S. L. (2010). Apparent Losses Caused by Water Meter Inaccuracies at Ultralow Flows. Journal AWWA, 120(5), 123-132.