meter cost

Wet_Boots

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
metro NYC
Are you saying they want $1000 for a meter downstream of the existing one, that is used to deduct from the main meter reading?
 

Mike Leary

LawnSite Fanatic
I've always believed in deduct meters, instead of irrigation being lumped into the sewer surcharge. Most of my purveyors resisted on resi systems, and were even hard to convince for commercial. It would take a CPA to figure the $ gain over the years vs. the cost of the deduct, but I've always thought it was worth it. A 1" meter is a big mother, and most purveyors freak out when one is suggested. As Matt's recent episode proves, a deduct meter is a cool way to tell if the excessive water bill is coming from irrigation or a leaky toilet.
 

Without A Drought

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
New Jersey
That's nothing. last year I installed a system that called for 3 2" wet taps with accompanying meters. The purveyor in the town (the township controlled the water), tried to assess what they called a "heavy use fee" to the tune of $50,000 for all 3. The property owner fought it, and got it reduced to around 25K, which i still thought was a lot.
 

agrostis

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Winston-Salem NC
In NC if you live in a more populated county your sewer charge is determined by your metered water use. It cost's $750 for a 3/4 tap. A deduct meter used for irrigation will pay for itself in about 3-4 year's.
 

Wet_Boots

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
metro NYC
Ahhhh, the good old days, when a town I knew of would do a separate street tap for a one-inch curbside meter, with pit and cover included, for the low low price of $250
 
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lawnsunlimited6

lawnsunlimited6

LawnSite Member
Location
Owensboro KY
little cheaper cost in county,also required 30'' from meter to backflow,which 99% of the time we have to elbow down 12'' from meter to get passed inspection and no heads or lines outside of sidewalk!
 
Ahhhh, the good old days, when a town I knew of would do a separate street tap for a one-inch curbside meter, with pit and cover included, for the low low price of $250
When I started you could get a 1.5" meter at about that cost. No mas.

Even if you don't find a deduct meter feasible cost wise it still seems smart to me to put in flow meter to able to diagnose water issues between the irrigation and other water usage.
 

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