InSpectIon And ApprovAl oFAn AUXIlIArY Meter
City of ColumbusMichael B. Coleman, Mayor Department of Public UtilitiesTatyana Arsh, P.E., Director www.utilities.columbus.govAfter the meter and remote are installed, you
must schedule a nal inspection to approve
the device before possible reduction of sewer charges can occur. If you have questions, needmore information on the equipment, proper installation or wish to schedule an inspectionof an auxiliary sewer meter, please call:
Sewer charges are based on water consumption measured by meter readingsand assume that all water used isdischarged to the city’s sewer system. Only customers who use substantialamounts of water not entering the sanitarysystem stand to save on their sewer bill byinstalling an auxiliary meter. Examples of
customers who may benet include those
who use a high volume of water outside
to ll a pool or water a lawn. The best
way to determine if an auxiliary meter
will benet you
is to compareyour summer and winter water usage.An auxiliarymeter must bepurchased,installed andmaintained by you or your contractor.
Only specic meters will be approved for
usage. When the meter and remote areinstalled, an inspection by the city mustbe made to insure proper installation and
to set up the account to reect the proper
sewer charges.A $2 service charge is added to scheduledbills for auxiliary meter customers to helpoffset the city’s additional cost of readingand calculating the auxiliary meter.
decIdInG on AnAUXIlIArY Meter
311 or 645-3111
Or call the Columbus Department of PublicUtilities Customer Service Call Center directlyat 645-8276.
if you have an irrigation systemor plan to install one, you must contact the
Division of Power and Water Backow Section
in advance for further regulations at 645-6674. An initial inspection by a certified plumber will be required, as well as future annualinspections.