Suffolk County Water Authority

Responsibilities

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Responsibilities


Installation of Meters

An individual meter shall be required for each premises and for each separate service connection to a premises.

The Authority reserves the right in all cases to stipulate the size, type and make of the meter to be used on any connection.

The meter shall be located at a convenient point approved by the Authority so as to protect the meter and to measure the entire supply of water through the connection.

The meter will be set at or near the property line in a meter vault.

When a building is constructed so that its front coincides with the property line of a public street, the meter will be set within the territorial limits of the public street. Meter housings located in public streets will be maintained and, when necessary, replaced at the expense of the Authority.

All meters, meter connections and remote reading devices shall at all times remain the sole property of the Authority, and shall not be interfered with in any respect. All meters will be maintained by and at the expense of the Authority so far as ordinary wear and tear are concerned, but the customer will be held responsible for damages due to freezing, hot water, or other external causes. In case of damage the Authority will repair the meter, if necessary, replacing it with another meter, and the costs shall be paid by the customer. The Authority will be installing a dual check valve in the meter setting to prevent any back-flow through the meter. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure his or her plumbing and heating systems are properly protected against high pressure.

Back-Flow Prevention Devices

The Authority requires complete containment of water on customers' property by use of an approved back-flow device where a potential hazard exists. See Backflow Devices.