Sewer Only Meters (or Well Meters)
1. What is a sewer only meter?
At the option and expense of a property owner, sewer only
customers have the option to install a meter for purpose of
measuring water from their private well water supply and
being charged a sewer rate based upon actual water usage
instead of a flat rate charge.
2. How will a sewer only customer benefit?
The customer will be charged for sewer based on their water
usage the same as customers who are connected to both water
and sewer instead of paying a flat quarterly rate.
3. What does the meter cost?
The Water & Sewer Division will not be responsible for
determining the size of the meter.
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4. Are there other costs?
The installation of a sewer only meter will require plumbing
changes within the home. The costs for these plumbing
changes will vary depending upon the complexity of the
existing plumbing in each home. A licensed plumber should do
5. Is a permit required?
All plumbing changes and meter installations must be
incompliance with the State Plumbing Code. A Plumbing Permit
will be required from the Township's Building Division. All
work must be inspected and approved by the Plumbing
Inspector before use of the sewer only meter.
6. How does a customer purchase a secondary
A sewer only meter can be purchased in the Water & Sewer
Division located in the Public Services building on Exeter.
Click here for a map. For more information please call
Steps for Installing a Well Water Meter
1. Prior to purchase the owner or plumber will need to
know the existing water service size to determine the size
for the new water meter. This is best discussed with whoever
will be doing the work. The Water Division will not be
responsible for determining the size.
2. The contractor doing the work (or the homeowner) must
obtain a plumbing permit. Contact the Building Department at
248-433-7715 for permit application and fees. The meter can
be paid for and picked up from the Water Division after the
Plumbing Permit has been issued for the meter.
3. Pay for the meter in the Water Division. This can be done
after or at the same time as applying for the plumbing
permit. The following are the meter charges:
4. Have the meter installed and plumbing changes made
according to the diagram provided. This must be done within
30 days of purchase.
5. After the meter is set, the contractor (or homeowner)
must call for an inspection in the Building Department at
248.594.2818. You must have the permit number to schedule an
6. Once inspection is approved, the Water Department must
have access to install the remote reading device.
Appointments should be scheduled within 24 hours of
inspection approval at 248.594.2800.
7. A new billing account will be set up for reading the
water meter and billed for sewer only charges on the metered
Click here to view a schematic diagram for installation.
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