Contractor Forms and Resources

  1. Meter Set Standards
  2. Meter Box Inspections
The meter location is ready for residential meter installation when the below meter set standards are met:
  • 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
  1. Meter Set Associated Fees
  2. New Residential Meter Set Online Request

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.  

Trip Fee

  • 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.

Obstruction Charge

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.