The City of Marshfield allows installation of sprinkler meters. A sprinkler meter is a second meter that may be installed in a home, which measures the amount of water used through the outside faucets. Because this water is not discharged into the sanitary sewers, sewer charges on this water do not apply.
Please be aware that all Marshfield Utilities installation requirements for our normal water meters will apply to the sprinkler meters. All standard specifications for sewer and water construction in Wisconsin will also apply.
A permit from the plumbing inspector must be obtained prior to meter installation. A proposed installation plan must be presented to the plumbing inspector when requesting the permit. The homeowner or the plumber doing the work for the home-owner must obtain the permit.
Once the permit is obtained, the plumbing work may be completed to allow for the meter. All sprinkler meters will be installed as close as possible to the normal house meter at a point immediately downstream of the house meters. All water department meter installation rules will apply. Valves must be installed before and after the sprinkler meter to allow for maintenance of the meter. The minimum contract period for the meter shall be one (1) year. The customer is required to pay for all plumbing modifications.
When the plumbing work is completed, the homeowner should contact the Water Department and request the installation of the meter. The Water Department will charge a meter installation fee of $40.00 which must be paid at the Utility Office prior to installation of the meter. We need a minimum of one day notice to schedule the installation of the meter. At this time the plumbing inspector will also need to be notified and will inspect the plumbing for proper installation.
Calculations for sewer consumption will remain unchanged. Calculations for water consumption will be the total of the normal house meter water usage plus the total of the sprinkler meter usage.
All sprinkler meters will be owned by the Water Department. Rental rates are as established by the Public Service Commission.
Monthly Additional Meter Rental Charges
- 5/8 - inch meter - $ 4.60 per billing period
- 1 - inch meter - $15.45 per billing period
- 11/2 - inch meter - $ 24.21 per billing period
- 2 - inch meter - $38.11 per billing period
If you have any further questions concerning the installation of these meters, please contact the Marshfield Utilities Office at +1 (715) 387-1195.
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