An irrigation meter may help you save money on the monthly sewer charges

We calculate each household’s sewage bill based on water usage. An irrigation meter may help you save money on the monthly sewer charges.


  • County utility fees
    • $350 - 5/8" irrigation meter
  • Other fees
    • Permit fees - A licensed irrigation or plumbing contractor must pull the permit. Check with the contractor for the total cost of pulling the permit
    • On-site cost to connect the irrigation system to the new "irrigation only" meter. Fee determined by your contractor.


  • Homeowners who use less than 8,000 gallons a month for in-home non-irrigation use may save money with a residential irrigation meter
  • Seasonal customers who leave the irrigation on while they are away can also see savings from a meter

Things to consider

If you typically use less than 8,000 gallons a month, excluding irrigation, you may benefit from an irrigation meter. Typical potable household use is 80-100 gallons per day per person.

Weigh the cost of installation and net savings when determining whether or not to install an irrigation meter. Think about the following:

  • What net saving could you realize with a separate irrigation meter
  • Example: Normal household use of 6,500 gallons would only lower my bill by $7 a month
  • How much will it cost to the have a licensed plumber or irrigation contractor connect my irrigation to the new meter

You are responsible for all required backflow requirements, as determined by the County plumbing inspector

How To

  1. Your licensed plumber will apply for a plumbing permit to install the meter
  2. Email your address and a copy of the Plumbing permit to
  3. Apply in person with our Service Availability staff: Brandon Support Operations Complex (BSOC) 332 N. Falkenburg Road,
    Tampa, FL 33619

Get help

Phone: (813) 307-1000

Last Modified: 12/8/2023, 8:29:52 PM

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