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Question DetailsAsked on 6/27/2017

install new water meter

what is the cost to install other new water meter for other unit of my property.

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Note generally the utility has to at least test and certify the meter even if your plumber is allowed to install it, because to legally bill a person for utility usage the meter has to be approved by the state bureau of measurements or similar agency. Note it is NOT generlaly legal for you to install a usage meter yourself and charge a renter for usage based on that - generally it has to be a "utility owned" and separately billed service - for electric or water or gas or whatever, otherwise (in at least most states) you have to get licensed and maintain endless paperwork as a private utility if you are going to try to directly bill the renters/lessees for utility usage.


Usually the utility does this service splitting and can charge from a few hundred to as much as $1000 for it - commonly much more if they say the unit needs a separate service line from the street. The meter itself commonly runs from around $100-175 for mechanical, $150-400 for remote-read digital ones. Plumber charge, if utility allows your plumber to install it, probably about $200-400 depending on how much plumbing is needed to separate the plumbing from your two units - which of course means no shared water heaters or such.


I would talk to the utility first about why you want to do this and what the law says about it.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD

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BTW - here is another similar question with answer FYI -

http://answers.angieslist.com/how-pay...

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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