Sprinkler & Outside Water Use Meters

1.   A separate water meter for strictly sprinkling & outside use is available.

2.   No sewer use charge applies to water registered through this meter although you will still be charged for water.

3.   Cost of meter per month is :

  • 5/8” meter – $3.18 (20 GPM)
  • 3/4” meter – $3.18 (30 GPM – 7 1/2” end to end)
  • 1” meter – $5.57 (50 GPM – 10 3/4” end to end)
  • 1 1/4” meter – $7.43 (50 GPM)
  • 1 1/2” meter – $9.55 (100 GPM)
  • 2” meter – $14.33 (160 GPM 17” end to end)
  • 3” meter – $23.88
  • Installation cost for 5/8” & 1” water meter (typically used for residential installation) is $40.00

4.   The meter hookup must be done in accordance with the policy of the Water Works and Lighting Commission 82 (which is the state plumbing code). The additional piping to accommodate the new meter and to separate piping is the responsibility of the property owner.

  • Plumbing permit is required to change piping for this meter.
  • Homeowner may do installation if it is a single family, which they reside in.
  • Single family rental, duplexes and commercial type building require a license plumber to install piping for sprinkler meter.

5.   Once piping for the meter is completed, the plumbing inspector will inspect the piping and issue an order to the Water Works and Lighting Commission to proceed with the meter installation.

To obtain a plumbing permit please contact the plumbing inspector at Wisconsin Rapids City Hall.

Plumbing Inspector – 715-421-8227