Outside Watering

Installing a Second Water Meter for Watering
In homes where only one meter is installed, water and sewer fees are charged on all water used. A water-only meter can be installed in addition to the main meter for watering gardens and lawns, filling pools and other outside water use. The second meter measures water that does not end up in the sanitary sewer system and sewer charges are not billed on this meter. The current cost of a 5/8 inch water-only meter and equipment is $346. Customers who purchase the water-only metering equipment must have it installed by a licensed plumber.  Contact your plumber for purchasing options. A plumbing permit is required.  A minimum monthly charge for this additional meter applies. Contact the Utility Billing department at 563-589-4144 or utilityb@cityofdubuque.org with any questions.