How can I avoid paying the minimum charge for my sprinkler meter when I am not using it?
Your sprinkler meter can be put on vacation for a period of time during the year when you do not need it, usually during the winter months, or it can be placed on vacation permanently if you choose not to use it at all.

There is a $20 service fee for the City Personnel to turn off and lock up the meter, but while the meter is off and locked, your account is not charged the minimum monthly charge (based on meter size). When you wish to use the meter again, just call and we will unlock and turn it back on. There is another $20 service fee for the service personnel to unlock and turn the meter back on.

Some residential customers may choose not to utilize a sprinkler meter at all. If so, the meter may be left off and locked permanently. It depends on your preference and water usage habits whether to utilize a separate sprinkler meter or not.

Due to the City's method of charging sewer based on each residential customer's winter usage (when the majority of customers are not watering outside), many residential customers find it unnecessary to have a separate meter. Customers who water year-round choose to have a separate sprinkler meter.

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1. Sometimes the water is brownish or even yellow in color, why is this?
2. My water has an earthy or musty taste and odor sometimes in the late summer and sometimes fall. What causes this?
3. Sometimes the tap water appears white and milky, why is this?
4. Sometimes I have small particles clogging my faucets and shower head, what is this material?
5. What is the white substance left behind in the pot when we boil water?
6. Occasionally I see water running and no one repairing it, why is this?
7. Why do i see fire hydrants running and no one around? Why are we wasting water?
8. Can I use the cut off valve in the meter box to turn off the water to my house?
9. It there chlorine in the drinking water?
10. Is fluoride added during the treatment process?
11. How can I obtain a chemical analysis report on the drinking water?
12. How is my water/sewer/garbage bill calculated?
13. How can I avoid paying the minimum charge for my sprinkler meter when I am not using it?
14. Why is my kitchen sink stopped up?
15. How large is Huntsville's water system?