Lawn Irrigation Meter Installation

Lawn irrigation meter installation is critical to keeping your lawn healthy with a built-in watering system. A lawn irrigation meter (also called a deduct meter) is a type of water meter that is used to measure the amount of water that is used for irrigation or other non-potable purposes. It works by subtracting the amount of water used for these purposes from the total water usage measured by the main water meter. This is important so that you are not billed for the sewage of this water because it does not enter the sewer system like other potable water in your home. Lawn irrigation meters (deduct meters) should always be done by a professional and experienced plumber. If you need one installed, give us a call for a free estimate!

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How to Install a Lawn Irrigation Meter

The installation of a lawn irrigation meter (deduct meter) should be done by a professional and experienced plumbing company, like All American Plumbing. We've outlined the typical process of installation so you know what to expect.

  1. Determine the appropriate location: The first step is to determine where the deduct meter should be installed. It is typically installed on the irrigation or non-potable water line, after the main water meter.

  2. Choose the right meter: The next step is to select the right type and size of deduct meter based on the flow rate and the pipe size of the irrigation or non-potable water line.

  3. Obtain necessary permits: Before the installation, you may need to obtain permits from your local water authority.

  4. Shut off the water supply: Turn off the main water supply and ensure that the line is drained to prevent any water leakage.

  5. Install the meter: Install the deduct meter on the irrigation or non-potable water line, making sure that it is installed in the right orientation and secured in place.

  6. Connect the meter to the main water line: Connect the meter to the main water line, following the manufacturer's instructions.

  7. Test the meter: Test the meter to ensure that it is properly installed and functioning correctly.

  8. Turn on the water supply: Turn on the main water supply and check for any leaks.

  9. Calibrate the meter: Finally, calibrate the meter to ensure accurate measurement of water usage.