Meter readers check, read and record gas, electricity and water consumption as displayed on the meters of homes and businesses. They plan and prepare for their meter rounds, read all of the meters in a particular area and enter the meter readings into a hand-held computer. They report any broken seals or damage to meters, and update details of client addresses and the location of meters. They download information recorded on their rounds into computers, and report broken or lost keys, as well as information regarding specific hazards such as dogs, or damage done to properties during rounds. Meter readers work in cities and towns around the state, wherever utilities such as water, electricity and gas are available.