What is the landscape irrigation water meter?

At the customer’s request and cost, the City will install a separate water meter for landscape irrigation purposes. The customer will receive a separate monthly utility bill for water use only (no sewer charges) for landscape irrigation meter usage. Follow the following steps to get one installed:

  • Submit an Availability Request form to inquire about a landscape irrigation water meter. For commercial, subdivision common areas and multi-family properties, provide the “Annualized Average Daily Flow” amount in gallons per day (GPD), and state the meter size requested. For single-family residential homes, leave these items blank.
  • A landscape irrigation tap and meter can be installed next to the domestic water meter for a single-family residential property. A landscape irrigation meter will not be installed for a single-family residential property that does not have a domestic water meter. Landscape irrigation meters can be installed for vacant “common area” tracts as defined on subdivision plat maps and other types of commercial properties.
  • A Tap/Meter Fee and Restoration Fee will be charged for installation of the new landscape irrigation water service; a Right-of-Way Permit Fee will be charged if necessary for the work.
  • An above-ground reduced pressure backflow prevention device is required to be installed and located immediately after the water meter on the customer side, prior to connecting any landscape irrigation watering system.
  • Any part of the landscape irrigation watering system installed within the right-of-way is privately owned and maintained. Privately owned and maintained utilities are not covered by the State of Florida utility locate system (Sunshine State One Call 811), and are not the responsibility of the City to locate, maintain or repair.

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1. How can I get information about utility service?
2. What are utility flow-based fees for typical uses?
3. What are the payment options for utility connection charges?
4. How long will it take to provide water/sewer service to a residence?
5. When should I pay utility connection charges?
6. When will the city install new utility services to a residence?
7. Where will the new water/sewer services be located for my residence?
8. How do I unlock my water meter, set up, activate or change a city utility account?
9. Why are utility connection fees charged?
10. What do I need to do if I have a change-of-use, increase in use or additional use at my property?
11. If my water/sewer is already connected, why do I need an availability request form?
12. Are utility connection charges transferable or refundable?
13. Do utility connection charges expire?
14. What needs to happen if a building connected to city water and sewer is being demolished?
15. The property is outside city limits; why should I contact the City for utility service?
16. Is city water/sewer connection mandatory?
17. What is the difference between gravity sewer versus pressurized (forcemain) sewer?
18. How do I get installation and connection of private building service line to water/sewer service?
19. What are the requirements for existing well and septic tank after connection to city water/sewer?
20. What is the responsibility for maintenance and repair of service connections?
21. What is the landscape irrigation water meter?
22. What are the backflow prevention requirements?
23. Is the city responsible for water/sewer service installation?