Not sure what you are after.
I can't imagine a residence ever using enough gallons to ever
consider a deduct meter. I assume you are talking about running
some dedicated water usage through the deduct meter to reduce the
sewer portion of your bill. This becomes viable when you run
large quantities of water through a cooling tower, some sprinkler
systems, or other none sewer related uses. You would need to work
out the usage, the piping required, the agreement to read 2 meters
and bill accordingly, and the purchase of the meter itself from
your local utility.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
Sorry the post was lacking details, but, you pretty well guessed what
I was up to. I did find a meter supplier here in columbus, Westwater
supplies on Silver Drive. I got the meter, the remote outside meter,
the wire, and 2 spuds to cut it into the existing water line. Now i
need a trip to the local Home Depot to purchase the copper tubing to
carry this water to the outside spigots of my home.
You are right about the agreement to read the 2 meters, and will do
all that on Monday, my local water source was taking today off!
I'm thinking in Columbus they will only read a meter supplied by the water
department. They will install the second meter, with all the proper permits
for plumbing, etc. and I don't know that they will do it for just a standard
outside spigot. Generally they expect an irrigation system or greenhouse
environment where there is a significant amount of water going to
landscaping and such, and not washing cars or other things where the water
ends up in the storm sewers - another part of what makes up your water bill.
Around here they use the sewer fee to punish people who piss away
potable water on their yard.
The way things are going I would be surprised if they even let you
water the grass in large parts of the country soon.
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