Meter Installation Detail

Meter Installation

The drawing above shoes a typical meter crock that will be installed by Del-Co Water on the customer’s property. Typically this meter pit is installed 5 feet behind the road right of the line unless your property is located in a platted subdivision. In that case the customer should contact Del-Co to determine where the meter crock should be located. Del-Co will maintain responsibility for the meter, crock, and the service line from the crock to the water main. Construction and maintenance of the service line from the crock to the house, including the connection to the setter, is the customer’s responsibility.

Del-Co does not regulate the material used for the customer’s portion of the service line. However, we do offer minimum material and construction recommendations for typical 5/8″ X 3/4″ residential meter services.

  1. USE 1-INCH  IRON  PIPE  SIZE  (l.P.S.) SOR  7  POLYETHYLENE  PIPE WITH  A  MINIMUM  WORKING  PRESSURE  OF 200  P.S.I.  FOR  SERVICE  LINES  LESS THAN  500  FEET  LONG.
  1. USE 2-INCH SOR  21  PVC  PIPE WITH  A  WORKING  PRESSURE  OF  200  S.I.  FOR  SERVICE  LINES  OVER  500 FEET.
  1. USE STAINLESS STEEL INSERTS AND BRASS COMPRESSION COUPLINGS FOR ALL POLYETHYLENE PIPE
  1. BURY SERVICE LINES A  MINIMUM  OF 36 INCHES

Connection of the customer’s service line to the meter is the customer’s responsibility. However, if the customer constructs the service line prior to the crock being set and uses the pipe specified above, Del-Co will make the connection as a courtesy when the crock is installed. If other pipe materials are used, Del-Co may make the connection to the customer’s service line if the customer provides the proper adapter fitting and prior arrangements are made with our distribution department. If Del-Co is unable to connect your service line to the meter setter, Del-Co will not return to your property to make that connection.

If the meter is installed prior to the installation of the customer’s service line, Del-Co will provide a 4 foot long 1-inch iron pipe size (I.P.S) or 7 polyethylene pigtail for the customer to connect to their service line. If the customer desires the meter crock to be installed prior to the installation of their service line, the customer should make the desired location of the crock with a wood stake labeled “Del-co”.

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