The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District’s Field Services Technicians read your water meter once every two months to collect your water consumption for billing purposes. If the area around your water meter is clear, our technicians can quickly and accurately collect your meter reading information on the first visit to your property. If they cannot access your meter, they may have to make return trips to complete the meter reading process.
Here are some tips to maintain clear access to your water meter:
District standards require a minimum clearance of 18 inches around your meter box. This area should be kept clear of small shrubs and other plants. Trees should be planted a minimum of five feet away from your meter box. Trees and large shrubs can grow extensive root systems which can damage the water system and cause costly leaks.
Prune back any trees, shrubs or other plants that currently obstruct your meter box. Shrubs or flowers should never be planted on top of the meter box!
Maintain a clear path for our technicians to access your meter box. Make sure that there are no objects placed over or around the meter box or on the access path. Such items might include cars, trailers, garbage cans, recycling bins, construction equipment or supplies, landscape bark, gravel, decorative rocks, toys and sports equipment.
Thanks very much in advance for your assistance!