A second water meter may be installed in homes or businesses to measure outdoor water usage. This water usage is not included on wastewater utility charges. Meters must be purchased from the City of Northfield. Proper installation is the responsibility of the owner. An inspection by the Water Division is required after installation. Meter readings from each meter will be reported separately.
Automatic water meter reading
The City of Northfield completed installation of a citywide automated water meter reading (AMR) system in 2011. Designed to last many years, the AMR system benefits customers and city operations alike. The automated system provides timely and accurate reporting of water usage each month versus manually entering individual meter readings for the monthly bills.
The AMR system allows the city to better track usage and trends, provide a means for leak detection, and further quantify conservation measures.