The Weights and Measures Program is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all weighing and measuring devices used commercially in the County. The devices are tested for accuracy and inspected to determine if they are appropriate for their intended use. The Weights and Measures Program also enforces laws and regulations pertaining to Quantity Control, Weighmaster, Service Agency, Petroleum Products, Scanner Verification and investigation of consumer complaints.
Getting What You Pay For...
It's hard to be a smart consumer today. You think about the products you buy and the amount you can spend. Can I afford this? Is this the best buy? Am I getting my money's worth?
Almost everything we buy is sold by weight, volume, length, count, or measure. Think of examples: a dozen eggs, a gallon of milk, a liter of wine, a yard of cloth, a pound of hamburger, or a cord of firewood.
Without standard measurements, it would be difficult to do even simple tasks such as using cookbooks or purchasing carpeting, laundry detergent, and fabric.
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