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The cover plate of my water meter box is broken. Who is responsible to fix it?
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Call The Water Company
A severely damaged meter box cover is more than an eyesore. It is also a potential trip hazard. The local utility maintains the equipment up to and including the water meter and box in all the jurisdictions that we know. After the water pipe leaves the meter towards the house it is your responsibility. While we can’t guarantee that your utility follows this policy, most do, and a call to the customer service department should get the cover plate replaced at no charge.
See our blog post Why is my water meter box full of water? and Can a water meter box (vault) be installed below ground level (grade)? for more on water meter installation.
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