Outside Watering Meters

An outside watering meter is an additional water meter that can be hooked up to your outside water spigot to measure water used outside that does not go down the sanitary sewer.

Typical uses are:

  • Watering lawns
  • Watering gardens
  • Filling swimming pools
  • Other special outside water needs

The meters can be obtained through the Grinnell Water Department. They are available for use from May 1st through October 1st of each year.

There is a $20 charge for use of the meter. Once the meter is returned, a sewer credit for the amount of water usage on the meter will be added to your water bill. At the current sewer rates 300 cubic feet of water needs be used to cover the $20 charge.

To obtain an outside watering meter, complete the Outside Watering Meter Request Form. A meter will be delivered to your home within 48 hours after the form is submitted.

To return an outside watering meter at the end of the season, complete the Outside Watering Meter Return Form. The meter will be picked up from outside your home the following business day.