What is a Deduct Meter?
A deduct water meter measures the amount of water not discharging into the sanitary sewer system. This would include water used for lawn irrigation systems or outside hose connections. There shall be no permanent or temporary water piping system that passes water from the deduct meter to any interior water outlet. The measurement of the deduct meter shall be deducted from the consumers sewer usage based upon the reading of the primary water meter.
Where can I get a Deduct Meter?
Deduct water meters are available for purchase at the Lake County Department of Utilities, (440) 350-2070, fax (440)-350-2064, 125 E Erie St, Suite 7, Painesville, OH 44077. Contact LCDU for meter cost or other deduct meter related information.
Who can install a Deduct Meter?
A professional plumber, registered with the City of Willoughby, must obtain all permits and perform all plumbing work including installation of the touch read. An application for plumbing permit, deduct meter application form and payment of permit fees is required to obtain a plumbing permit.
What are the costs of Deduct Meter installation?
Installation costs are variable and depend on the extent of work required. Written estimates should be obtained from various plumbing contractors you select. A list of plumbing contractors can be obtained from the building department.
Are there other requirements?
The Ohio Plumbing Code requires all sillcocks or hose bibs served by the deduct meter to be protected by an atmospheric-type or pressure-type vacuum breaker or a permanently attached hose connection vacuum breaker. Lawn irrigation systems shall be protected against backflow by an atmospheric-type vacuum breaker, a pressure-type vacuum breaker or a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. Where chemicals are introduced into the system, the potable water supply shall be protected against backflow by a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer.
What do I need to do once my Deduct Meter is installed?
Once the deduct meter is installed, the contractor must contact the Willoughby Building Department, (440) 953-4118 to schedule a plumbing inspection. The deduct meter will then be in service and water registered on this meter will be deducted from your sewer bill.. The LCDU and the City of Willoughby retain the right to inspect and test any deduct meter at anytime, as needed to verify compliance with all applicable regulations. Violation of any water and sewer regulation may result in nullification of the deduct meter readings and removal of the deduct meter.