Getting a New Meter
Are you considering a second water meter, possibly for your irrigation system? With a second meter, you can eliminate the sewer charge for water that does not return to the sanitation system. Typically, in a residential setting, this is not cost effective because of the Winter Quarter Averaging Program (WQAP). With the WQAP, your sewer charge is a set amount (recalculated annually) based on the three lowest consumption periods during the winter months.
However, if you continue normal landscape watering through the winter months, you may still benefit from a second meter for your irrigation system. As part of your calculations, it should be noted that each meter is assessed a minimum monthly charge. If you would like an estimate on installation, please contact Building Inspections at 972-941-7140.