Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[Adopted 10-10-1995 by Ord. No. 957 (Sec. 25-6 of the 1979 Code)]
No official, commissioner, administrator, inspector, or employee of the Town of Johnston shall undertake the testing of a water meter from the Johnston water system until procedures delineated have been followed and fees based upon the attached schedule have been collected.
A. 
A written request for testing of a meter must be filled out and submitted;
B. 
Water Department personnel will ascertain the condition of the pipes in the domestic system, and, if sound, will remove the meter and install a jumper pipe. Water used during the test period will be uncharged. If Department personnel are insecure with the condition of the piping system, a professional plumber must be retained by the property owner to remove the meter in the presence of Department personnel; cost of $35, prepaid.
C. 
Meter will be tested by local meter supplier; cost of $35, prepaid.
D. 
Meter will be reinstalled if testing proves it is accurate to 97%. If Department personnel are insecure with the condition of the piping system, a professional plumber must be retained by the homeowner to reinstall the meter in the presence of Department personnel; cost of $40, prepaid.
E. 
A new meter will be installed if the tested unit is less than 97% accurate. Meter cost will be charged at 1/2 of the standard cost ($190 at this time). If Department personnel are insecure with the condition of the piping system, a professional plumber must be retained by the property owner to install the meter in the presence of Department personnel; cost of $85, prepaid.
F. 
All removal, testing, and reinstallation fees (Subsections B, C, D and E above) are due prior to commencement of work. Fees for additional site visits will be due upon completion of reinstallation.
G. 
If Department personnel are unable to gain access to the meter location for reinstallation after two attempts, daily water fee of $45 will be assessed.
H. 
Additional personnel costs will be billed at $35 per hour.