Contractor Forms and Resources
- Builder will prepare meter set hole dimension at a minimum, 2 ft wide, 1 ft deep, at curb height
- Builder must ensure that a trash receptacle with visible address must be present for meter installation
- Brick or stone must be provided to support the meter box
- Meter box with plastic lid must be provided onsite for meter installation. Metal lids are no longer permitted due to new meter technology interference
- Meter location should be clean with no standing water or mud with curb stop exposed for meter installation
- Builder must ensure erosion control be in place to protect the meter. Recommended protection can be retaining wall, berm and/or t-post to prevent covered or broken meters
- Original soil only should be used in the meter box at the curb. Sand is not an acceptable filler
- Building inspector will inspect the meter box and lid, curb stop, meter base and register and the meter tail installed prior to performing the regular requested inspection
- Builder shall ensure that the meter box lid is in an open position for inspection of the water meter by the building inspector at the plumbing rough inspection
- Builder will ensure all meter set standards are fulfilled
- Meter box shall be set at curb height
- A solid brick or stone layer shall be provided to support the meter box
- Meter box must be level, including meter support
- Back fill the meter box as needed to secure placement
- Gravel is preferred in the bottom of the box under the meter to reduce mud accumulation and interference of the meter technology
- Gravel is preferred under the cutoff valve at the cutoff box near the residence
- Water meter area must remain clean and uncovered throughout the construction process
Damage to City property
All damage to the meter, meter register, box and/or lid are the responsibility of the builder and billable to the builder.
- A trip fee may be assessed for each incidence that the Utility department received an installation request but the meter location did not meet specifications.
- A trip fee may be assessed for each incidence that City personnel investigated a meter with no reception to the fixed reading base.
All City property including fire hydrants, valves, manholes, curb stops, meters and/or meter boxes must have free, unobstructed access at all times. If access is denied to City personnel, an obstruction fee and a minimum of 10,000 gallons of water may be assessed.
Use this New Residential Meter Set Request form within 48 hours of preferred set date to ensure the property location has not been affected by weather or obstructions. A trip charge will be accessed when the site is not installation ready.