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At the time water meters were first installed, their size was based on anticipated needs of customers and the fire department.
Water usage at a property can vary over the years due to changes in the number of occupants or in the type of business, as you conserve more water, and changes in usage patterns in the home and business.
As a result, your water meter may no longer be the correct size to meet your current water needs.
Properly sized water meters can benefit you in numerous ways, such as:
Note: Downsizing fire service water meters requires Seattle Fire Department approval.
To determine whether downsizing is right for you, do the following:
|Meter Size||Domestic Meter Maximum Capacity (gpm)||Fire/Domestic Meter Maximum Capacity (gpm)||Fire Meter Maximum Capacity (gpm)|
* Flow capacity is based on inside diameter of the fire service meter (pipe size) and service pressure.