Why must I pay for the new meter?
The Village of Riverside policy of periodic replacement at owners’ expense has been in effect since 1983, Village Code (Ordinance 1528, 3-21-1983). Whether the meter replacement is funded by the water fund, through user rates, or by direct charges, the users of the water system ultimately pay for the installation of a new meter. Charging each user for the exact size of meter received was judged to be more equitable than having customers with smaller meters subsidize those with a larger meter or a multiple meter (e.g. lawn irrigation meters) requirement.

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1. Why is a Water Replacement Program necessary?
2. Why must I pay for the new meter?
3. How much will the new meter cost?
4. How will your meter be changed?
5. How should I prepare?
6. What happens if I refuse to let the village replace my meter?