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The City’s sewer service rates are in proportion to water usage. The amount of your sewer service billing is measured by the meter on your domestic water service (service within your building).

If you have a business, church, or other land use with large landscaped areas, you may be able to save money by installing two (2) different water meters:

  1. A domestic water service meter for your internal water needs (which will
    be the basis for the sewer service charge); and
  2. A "landscaping" water service meter, which is to be used for landscaping maintenance, and which will not contribute to your sewer service charge.

Installation of an additional water meter is an additional expense. The cost of a second water meter is in relation to the size of the water line.

Whether or not having an additional water meter would save you money (over the long run) will depend upon the amount of water that you will use for landscaping maintenance.

Because the potential savings depend upon your own water usage, the City cannot advise you whether or not a second water meter makes economic sense for you. The City does, however, want to make you aware of the option.

Before you finalize your building plans, you may wish to have your architect, engineer, or building designer analyze the water meter options, and you may want to consider whether or not having a separate landscaping water meter could save you money.


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