New Water Meter Installations
Please review the list of contractors who are authorized to make connections to the water main and set the meter. Select one of these contractors to install your meter. These contractors have their own additional fees.
New Meter Service Fees
These fees are based on the meter size requested. Please complete the Water Service Installation and Meter Set form. Take the form when you pay fees at the Development Services Plan Review desk. Check with your plumber for the correct meter size for your project.
UCS Water Service Installation & Meter Set Form (Print 2 copies of the completed form and take them to Development Services.)
Plan Review Desk
420 W Main St., 8th Floor
To find out if and where a water or sewer main exists, contact Water Engineering at 405297-2666.
Impact Fees (Water Connection Charges)
|Water Meter Size||Water System Development Fee||Meter Fee||Inspection Fee||Calibration Fee|
|5/8 inch||$1,000||$48.28 *||$35||*|
|1 inch||$1,670||$98.07 *||$35||*|
|3"& 2" bypass||$11,670||**||$70||$90|
|4" & 2" bypass||$21,000||**||$70||$90|
|6" & 3" bypass||$46,670||**||$70||$90|
|8" & 4" bypass||$60,000||**||$70||$90|
|10" x 6" bypass||$81,670||**||$70||$90|
|12" x 6" bypass||$93,330||**||$70||$90|
* Pre-calibrated. No calibration fee
** Must purchase from plumbing wholesale house. No meter fee
Note: If you will need to be connected to the City's sewer system, the sewer system development charge is $100 plus $50 per bathroom unit.
All fees are paid at the Development Services, Plan Review Desk:
420 W. Main, 8th Floor, (405) 297-2525
For more information:
New Meter Sales Desk, (405) 297-2953, fax (405) 316-3475 or
Utilities Engineering Help Desk, (405) 297-2666
Setting Water Meter Requirements
1. Pre-qualification (3" & above) contact Steve Gravelin, Public Works, (405) 297-2494
2. Right-of-way bond*** (if not pre-qualified)
3. Water contractors license**
4. Certificate of insurance *
5. D water operators license (issued by state DEQ) for self & any employees setting meters
6. Workman's comp insurance (other than self working)
1. Licensed plumber/plumbing contractor
2. Certificate of insurance**
3. Right of way bond***
4. Workman's comp insurance (other than self working)
5. Water operators license (issued by DEQ) for any employees setting meters
* Can not obtain unless pre-qualified
** $1million liability insurance
*** $10,000 (signed by municipal counselor to be valid)
In addition, only those pre-qualified can make paving cuts, set fire hydrants or make water main extensions.
Hydrant Flush Meter Requirements
Flush meters are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Meters are not always readily available. Once request is approved and fees have been paid, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list. You will be contacted when a meter is available.
Please pick up the flush meter within 24 hours of notification, or the meter will forfeited and request moved to the bottom of the list.
Deduct meters are private meters purchased and maintained by the applicant. Meters must meet current OKC specification and must be calibrated and inspected by City personnel. Application can be made to reduce the volume of water discharged to the public sewer system.
UCS Deduct Meter Application Form
Submit a separate application for each deduct meter along with:
- Flow diagram showing flow of water from the domestic meter into the deduct meter
- Destination of the water supply or wastes supported by satisfactory sub-metering data
Submit application and data:
Fax: (405) 316-3475
Once the application is submitted and approved, an $80 fee will be added to your utility account for each meter being calibrated and inspected.
Take the deduct meter to the City of Oklahoma City Meter Shop for calibration 8 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday. At that time, an appointment will be made for installation inspection.
City of Oklahoma City Meter Shop
621 N. Pennsylvania Avenue (red door, middle of loading dock)
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
After the meter is installed on the process pipeline (at the expense of the private owner) and inspection is completed, paperwork for the calibration and inspection is sent to the commercial billing desk representative. The meter information will be added to your utility account using the read acquired at inspection, and any deductions in sewer charges will begin on the next bill.
For more information:
Commercial Billing Desk: (405) 297-3982
Utilities Engineering Help Desk: (405) 297-2666
Bulk Water Form
For bulk water purchases, download the UCS Bulk Water form.
Take the completed form to Treasury, 420 West Main, 1st. Floor, and pay the estimated water usage
To obtain a meter, take the completed form and paid receipt to:
Meter Shop, 621 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
Demolition permits are issued by Development Services. When applying for a permit, you will receive a utility authorization form. You must contact each utility to verify their service is off, capped and signed off on the authorization form.
For water and sewer sign off, call (405) 297-2131. Once services are verified as safe for demolition, we will contact you and ask that the sign-off sheet be faxed to: (405) 316-3475. Once all utilities have signed the authorization form, you can pay for the demolition permit at:
420 W Main St., 8th Floor