Meter Installation Information

Requirement For Meter Installation
  1. Septic System Permit from your County Sanitarian is required before a water meter can be installed.
  2. Service line should be at least 1″ PVC pipe. Lines should be run at least 8 to 10 inches deep. PVC pipe should be run up to 3 feet of the building, copper or galvanize must be used.
  3. Lines must be left uncovered for inspection.
  4. Water line must be at least 10 feet from sewer lines.
  5. Water line cannot be under sewer lines.
  6. Water line cannot be in the same ditch as electric, sewer or gas.
  7. A customer must call the office when their line is ready for inspection. Upon passing inspection a water meter will be placed in the meter box.
  8. The customer must put up a stake where the meter box is to be set. The stake is to be on the customer’s property at least five (5) feet from the road right-of-way.
  9. The service line must be copper if it is going to be run under a mobile home.
Jefferson County Sanitarian   Cleveland County Sanitarian
(870) 535-2142   (870) 325-6301

Inspection on New Houses

1. Before the slab is poured.
2. Before the dry wall is put up.

Two (2) inspections are required on new houses.