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Old 09-17-2013, 09:26 PM
 
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8000 gallons for regular water, 8000 gallons for sewer, 12000 for reclaimed water. Is that normal?

This is our second bill but the first one for a whole month. Our first bill had the installation fee in it and the deposit was waived.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:29 AM
 
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Ispinkrose ... were you using 8,000 gallons/month in south FL? Is that normal for your family? As for reclaimed, it all depends on the size of your yard, the number of irrigation zones and how long each runs, and the number of days/week (probably two) that you water. 12,000 could be possible, but the rate/gallonage for reclaimed should be much less.

Another comparison to make between the two locations are the water suppliers' set monthly fees (administrative and/or customer charges). Where I previously lived in a master-planned community in Clay County, all the set monthly fees came to almost $90 per month, so even if I never flushed a toilet or turned on a spigot, my water bill was that high.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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Can someone please clarity what "reclaimed" water is? Is that for irrigation?

We are currently building a house. Would it be wise to get a seperate meter for our irrigation? And how would we go about doing it, I'm assuming its cheaper to do it up front than after the fact?
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Can someone please clarity what "reclaimed" water is? Is that for irrigation?

We are currently building a house. Would it be wise to get a seperate meter for our irrigation? And how would we go about doing it, I'm assuming its cheaper to do it up front than after the fact?
It's non-drinkable water that is used for irrigation that you dont have to pay sewer on. I would get a separate meter, way cheaper in the long run.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:29 PM
 
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Gotcha, who is the water provider for the area? I'm assuming I have to contact them to install, builder said they don't do it
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:22 PM
 
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Doesn't just about any plumbing contractor do this, I got David Gray Plumbing to put in my separate irrigation meter.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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I don't know, I thought the meter had to be installed by the water company. Wunderkinder, if you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost to have the additional meter put in?
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:58 PM
 
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The meter we had installed was JEA approved, but installed by David Gray Plumbing for right at $1400.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:23 AM
 
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jmc912 - although the separate irrigation meter install sounds steep, it is worth it so that you won't pay a sewer charge for water that won't be going through the sewer system. So, it'll pay for itself quickly. As I understand it, there will be a small monthly fee for the meter whether you use water to irrigate or not, but still, it will be far less than paying sewer charges to water your lawn.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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Thank you for the information!

In case anyone else is looking into this, I called JEA and they said the cost of the additional meter is $1,151.83. She said they would come and install it (included in that cost), then you will have to have someone run a line from your irrigation to the meter (I don't know how much that would cost)

As far as the "reclaimed" water, is the only way to use this to have a separate meter for your irrigation and house?
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