To reduce misunderstandings, the following definitions are presented for the benefit of current, as well as future, water customers, builders and developers.
Water Service Line
The portion of water piping system located between the District’s Water Distribution Main (tap) and the curb stop or meter pit. This portion of piping is furnished according to the tapping fee schedule and installed by the District.
Customer Service Line
That portion of water piping system located at the discharge side of the meter pit or curb stop. This portion of piping is furnished and installed by the customer, builder or developer. Any substitute materials may require additional cost or fittings by the customer. In no event shall any other type of piping material be allowed except, "Type K-Soft Copper," High Density Polyethylene, or approved equal. In such case, the District reserves the right to determine such acceptable substitutes. 1 inch K-Soft Copper and 1 inch SDR #9 pipe match correctly to the customer’s side of the meter pit with the compression fitting provided. Any substitute materials may require additional cost or fittings by the customer. A 1 inch ball valve is required as soon as the customer service line enters the building. This is to allow the customer to shut off the water should a leak develop in the structure or other repairs or replacements of fixtures need to take place.
New Development or Subdivisions
In all new residential developments and subdivisions, a 1 inch minimum service tap and a 1 inch service line shall be made from the distribution main to the curb stop or meter pit. The customer, builder or developer desiring a tap larger than the 1 inch minimum, when available as a result of pre-planning, shall pay for the existing 1 inch service tap available plus the costs involved for the larger tap and the service main requested.
Changing Existing Service Lines
Any existing residential, commercial or industrial customers, seeking to replace their existing service line and tap, shall bear the full cost of such change or revision, plus any applicable overhead charges.