Originally Posted by ks-man
I'm actually in a suburb of Chicago.
I should only be paying sewer rates based on the water being used inside my house. A separate meter will indicate what water is being used inside vs. outside.
Interesting thinking. You are suggesting that your sprinkler system is so damned efficient not one drop of water you put on your lawn, or so much as one gram of fertilizer you apply ever makes it to the Chicago sewer system?
I thought you just wanted to know what your irrigation systems was using. At the end of the day? How much is your sewer bill compared to all other utilities you pay?
I can have plumbers at your place tomorrow. Union and bonded of course. They will get you fitted so inspections are not an issue. You will need to turn the water off of course if there is no cut-off valve for your irrigation system you might at as well pay them to install one. And air fittings so you can blow the system free of any possible moisture left for the winter.
The meter is an easy enough job. A good one, you can read remotely and capable of going to court with you is going to be about $500. Add labor for my festive monkeys to make the connections? You are looking at about $3,500 for this. $4,000 if you expect them to clean up after themselves.