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Encoded meters

A water, gas, or electricity meter whose output can be read digitally. Encoded meters are both more accurate and more expensive than Pulse meters.


Alternate name for a radio transmitter attached to a meter.


Environmental Protection Agency

EPACT 1992

Energy Policy Act, signed into law by President Bush in 1992. Mandated exclusive manufacture of 1.6 gpf toilets as well as low-flow aerators and showerheads.