Water Meter Relocation Cost


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Old 11-04-16, 11:24 AM
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Water Meter Relocation Cost

I need to have my water meter and meter crock moved over about three feet so I can pour a concrete driveway. How much should I expect this to cost?
 
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Old 11-04-16, 11:44 AM
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Only your water company can answer that question even assuming they will do it.
 
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Old 11-04-16, 12:22 PM
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Just heard back from a contractor. He was clueless. He contacted the water company for me and called me back, said the water company has to do it. Apparently I received some misinformation.
 
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Old 11-04-16, 12:31 PM
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Now the water company says a contractor would need to do it. What the heck? Guess I'll do it. Kidding of course.
 
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Old 11-04-16, 03:26 PM
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Why does it have to be moved? I see lots of water meter vaults located smack-dab in the middle of driveways. My sister's meter is actually in the neighbor's driveway right next to the neighbors meter.

You may need to buy a new cast-iron vault and lid if the present one is either plastic or concrete.
 
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Im not sure why it has to be moved. I figured it was because if they had to service it in the future they wouldn't have to tear up the driveway, but that doesn't make much sense considering the water pipe runs under pretty much every driveway in the neighborhood. I'm going to call them in the morning and speak to someone else.
 
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Old 11-06-16, 07:39 PM
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Water meter vaults are sized to allow meter removal and replacement by just removing the lid. I watched the guy do my meter just a few months ago.
 
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Old 11-07-16, 12:19 PM
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The water company stopped by this morning as I was on my way to work (man they're fast). They said moving the meter would be no problem and they put it on their schedule. I asked what the fee was for doing so, and they said it's free. Pleasant surprise
 
 

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