Separately Metering Irrigation to Reduce Sewer Bill

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Hi, 

We're located in a duplex in South Florida and wondering if anyone has separately metered just their irrigation line to reduce the overall sewer bill.  I believe it's been done before but remember the cost to do so in some places can be very high.  Simply thought of it as an idea to reduce the bill. 

That being said, I'm guessing most people will tell me to contact the city and ask them.  Just wondering if it's common to do and time/effort.  Thanks much for any insight you can provide!

John 

Hey John,
Do you know how your sewer district calculates your rate? Every district is different. But most that use your water usage will use your wet weather usage to try and minimize any impact from irrigation. But I mostly look on the west coast so maybe it’s different. I would check how they calculate rates and if it’s possible. But off the top of my head I would think it’s not worth it.

Originally posted by @Matthew Copeland :

Hey John,
Do you know how your sewer district calculates your rate? Every district is different. But most that use your water usage will use your wet weather usage to try and minimize any impact from irrigation. But I mostly look on the west coast so maybe it’s different. I would check how they calculate rates and if it’s possible. But off the top of my head I would think it’s not worth it.

 @matthew copeland I guess there's only one way to find out.  We'll probably call the city tomorrow to see what their answer is and determine best course of action. 

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