[R.O. 2008 §705.900; Ord. No. 6776 §§1 — 2, 8-22-2005; Ord. No. 7102 §§1 — 2, 4-13-2009]
All meters shall be set in an approved, non-hazardous place and accessibility shall be maintained at all times. Residential (location optional), industrial (location optional), commercial (when appropriate shall be indoors, with remote read out) outside installation shall be with City approved meter pit. The water meter shall be protected from any damage or freezing and be readily accessible in an unlocked room or enclosure.
Meter well or meter pit, lids and covers shall be as specified by the Director of Public Works and be protected from damage by traffic and be of sufficient strength to withstand traffic loads.
All meters shall be set in a horizontal position.
The size of the meter shall be the same size as the service line installed and in no case shall the meter be larger than the service line.
Meter sets for meters two (2) inches in diameter and larger shall require a bypass with a sealed bypass valve.
Meter sets for meters two (2) inches in diameter and larger shall require a flexible coupling installed on the building side of the meter and isolating valve.
The licensed plumber shall furnish and install all required pipe, fittings, valves, meter well or pit covers and lids.
The Water Department shall install the meter.
Regardless of the meter location, the customer shall be responsible for damage to the meter or its appurtenances caused by the customer's negligence or failure to properly safeguard and protect such meter and appurtenances from hazards.
All meter wells or pits shall be located to prevent an accumulation of water within the tile or pit to be properly drained.
[R.O. 2008 §705.910; Ord. No. 6776 §§1 — 2, 8-22-2005; Ord. No. 7102 §§1 — 2, 4-13-2009]
All outdoor meter sets for meters one (1) inch and smaller shall conform to the following:
Meter sets shall be placed on public property near the property line.
The shut-off valve shall be between eighteen (18) and twenty-four (24) inches of the lid.
All materials for meter sets shall conform to current Water Department specifications.
Maintenance and testing of meters will be performed by the Water Department.
All meter pits, customer tiles and sets shall be maintained by the customer.
The customer shall be responsible for taking necessary precaution to prevent pipes and meters from freezing in cold weather for all installations that are not approved by or do not conform to Water/Wastewater Maintenance Department specifications. If an unapproved meter or a meter located indoors is damaged by freezing, the costs of materials for such repairs shall be charged to the customer.
[R.O. 2008 §705.920; Ord. No. 6776 §§1 — 2, 8-22-2005; Ord. No. 7102 §§1 — 2, 4-13-2009]
All outdoor meter sets for meters one and one-half (1½) inches and larger shall conform to the following requirements:
Large meters shall be located near the property line, by a driveway and be accessible to Water Department vehicles.
Pit and materials for meter sets shall be as approved by the Director of Public Works and plans and specifications shall be furnished by a licensed plumber or contractor for approval.
[R.O. 2008 §705.930; Ord. No. 6776 §§1 — 2, 8-22-2005; Ord. No. 7102 §§1 — 2, 4-13-2009]
All indoor meter sets are prohibited.
[R.O. 2008 §705.940; Ord. No. 6776 §§1 — 2, 8-22-2005; Ord. No. 7102 §§1 — 2, 4-13-2009]
All present meter sets, whether indoor or outdoor, not in compliance with the Sections of this Article shall be improved or relocated, to be in compliance within thirty (30) days following written notice from the Director of Public Works. Such improvements shall be of the expense of the customer.
[R.O. 2008 §705.950; Ord. No. 6776 §§1 — 2, 8-22-2005; Ord. No. 7102 §§1 — 2, 4-13-2009]
Meters larger than three-fourth (¾) inch may be furnished and paid for by the customer. Only meters which read in cubic feet measurements and are approved by the City of Maryville Water/Wastewater Maintenance Department shall be installed (gallons prohibited).
All meters shall be maintained and removed by the Water Department at its expense insofar as ordinary wear is concerned, but damage due to hot water, freezing or external causes arising out of or caused by the customer's negligence or carelessness shall be paid for by the customer.
[R.O. 2008 §705.960; Ord. No. 6776 §§1 — 2, 8-22-2005; Ord. No. 7102 §§1 — 2, 4-13-2009]
The City Water Department may remove any meter for routine tests, repairs and replacement. Meter tests shall be subject to the following:
Whenever, upon test by the Water Department, any water meter is found to have an average error of not more than four percent (4%), such meter shall be considered to be accurate and correct and no adjustment shall be made in any charge or bill for service prior to the date of such test. If, upon test by the Water Department, any water meter is found to have an average error of more than two percent (2%), such meter shall be corrected or replaced, at the option of the Water Department and an appropriate correction or charge in keeping with the percentage error found upon testing shall be made in the bills or charges for water service measured through said meter during a period of not more than sixty (60) days prior to the date of such test.
The customer shall have the right to request a special meter test at any time. If the special test made at the customer's request discloses that the meter is registering correctly or within two percent (2%) of normal, the customer shall pay the sum of three hundred fifty dollars ($350.00) for the expense of testing such meter. The expense of all other tests shall be borne by the Water Department.