Construction - Water Pipes

Fees and Deposits

Water Service Line Fees

The fees noted below may apply to projects requiring a new service connection to an existing water main. An exact fee structure will be developed for each project after all design items have been determined. A deposit will be required at the time of the service application and the Petitioner will receive a refund or bill after project completion based on the actual PWD costs incurred.

Service Application Fee:  $58.00 flat fee per service line
Service Line Inspection Fee  

Inspection Fee (≤2"):

$181.00 flat fee* per service line

Inspection Fee (>2"):

$40.00 per hour (estimated)

*For single services only. Multiple service connections based on a per-hour cost.
Meter Cost (based on meter size):

Refer to chart at bottom of page

Account Activation Fee  

Meter Installation Fee (≤2"):

$63 flat fee*

Meter Installation Fee (>2"):

$40.00 per hour (estimated)

Fire Service Activation:

$40.00 per hour (estimated)

*For installations in buildings only. Installations in meter pits based on a per-hour cost.

Other Fees (if applicable)  

Water Quality Sample (>2" service lines):

$161.00 flat fee per sample

Meter Pit Inspection

$40.00 per hour (estimated)

Private Hydrant Inspection

$40.00 per hour (estimated)

MDOT Highway Opening Permit Fee

Actual cost of MDOT permit

Water Main Extension Fees

The fees noted below may apply to projects requiring a water main extension to provide service to a site. An exact fee structure will be developed for each project after all design items have been determined. A deposit will be required at the time of the main extension agreement and the Developer will receive a refund or bill after project completion based on the actual PWD costs incurred.

Main Extension Application Fee:

$192.00 flat fee per agreement

Service Application Fee:

$58.00 flat fee per service line

Inspection Fee:

$40.00 per hour (estimated)

Meter Cost (based on meter sizes):

Refer to chart at bottom of page

Account Activation Fee  
Meter Installation Fee (≤2"):

$63 flat fee*

Meter Installation Fee (>2"):

$40.00 per hour (estimated)

Fire Service Activation:

$40.00 per hour (estimated)

*For installations in buildings only. Installations in meter pits based on a per-hour cost.

Other Fees (if applicable)  
Public Fire Protection Deposit

$4.00 to $8.00 per foot beyond last hydrant

Valve Box Adjustment Deposit

$25.00 per valve box

PWD Planning and Engineering Fees

$40.00 per hour (estimated)

Meter Size and Type  

5/8" Displacement Meter

$260.38

3/4" Displacement Meter

$289.88

1" Displacement Meter

$328.63

1.5" Displacement Meter

$530.00

2" Displacement Meter

$678.30

1.5" Compound Meter

$1,578.47

2" Compound Meter

$1,725.56

3" Compound Meter

$2,032.11

3" Turbine Meter

$1,462.68

4" Compound Mete

$3,394.72

4" Turbine Meter

$2,674.57

4" Fire Compound Meter

$7,716.51

6" Compound Meter

$5,730.60

6" Turbine Meter

$4,668.19

6" Fire Compound Meter

$9,880.37

8" Compound Meter

$9,134.28

8" Turbine Meter

$7,797.16

8" Fire Compound Meter

$15,658.99

10" Compound Meter

$11,746.68

10" Turbine Meter

$10,110.32

10" Fire Compound Meter

$20,915.92

*Meter costs are estimates only. The cost of the water meter is defined as the meter cost, ERT (remote reader) cost, typical plumbing fitting costs, and a $25.00 inventory overhead fee.