Water Meter Set Requirements

Spotsylvania County Utilities (SCU) general requirements for water meter sets are as follows:

  • Meter barrel must be graded to 2 inches from final grade
  • Meter yoke/setter must be 18 inches to 22 inches deep from the top of the lid
  • Meter yoke/setter must have 4 inches to 6 inches clearance under the yoke/setter
  • Corresponding sewer lateral must pass Sewer Lateral Inspection
  • SCU's Engineering and Construction division must have all required project documents (i.e. as-built plans, cost estimates, and passing bacteriological tests, etc.)
  • Record of payment in full for tap fees, meter fees, connection costs, inspection fees, etc.

The list above is provided to be used as general guidelines and there may be other requirements. Refer to your specific standard approved plans for detailed water meter, meter vault and service line requirements. For more information with regard to water and sewer design and construction, please click on this link to access the Spotsylvania County Utilities Water and Sewer Design and Construction Standards Manual.

Should you have any questions with regard to these requirements or standards, please contact the Utilities Development Services Manager at 540-507-7335, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.