A water meter can be purchased when a new water service connection is not required, as determined by Austin Water’s Taps Office. Water meters can be installed by Austin Water or a private right-of-way contractor depending on the meter size and proposed residential or commercial development use.

Take our Water Meter Project Survey to determine the correct process for your project.

RESIDENTIAL USE

Qualifying residential customers may be able to purchase a water meter without submitting a Meter Upgrade Package to the Austin Water's Tap Plan Review team. 

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COMMERCIAL USE

An application packet must be submitted to Austin Water Tap Plan Review team prior to the purchase of a water meter. Depending on your project, one of the following water meter checklists may be used:

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