New Construction Water Meter Service

Residential
  • Plumbing will need to be completed by the plumber.
  • The meter location will need to be accessible to the Water Department.
  • Meter will not be installed until stairs have been built to the basement.
Residential water meter / hook-up fees are included in the building permit fees. The cost of a 3/4" meter is $296, and the cost of a 1" meter is $347.

Meters are read the 3rd week of the month.  For more information on billing refer to the 
Utility Billing department.

Commercial
Contact the Waukee Water Department with the specifications on the water meter for the commercial building. The meter will then be ordered by the Water Department and installed when the plumbing for the building has been completed.

The commercial water meter hook-up fee is based on the size of the meter and materials needed when the meter is set and is billed out separately from the building permit.

Irrigation
  • Plumbing will need to be completed by the plumber and set up as an "add-on" system with the meter coming into the home and splitting out to a "T" with one direction for the indoor plumbing and one direction for the outdoor plumbing.  See Plumbing Diagram here.
  • Backflow preventer needs to be installed before the irrigation meter is set. 
  • The meter location will need to be accessible to the Water Department.
  • Meter will not be installed until stairs have been built to the basement.