Dedicated Irrigation Meters

A dedicated irrigation meter is a water meter that exclusively meters water used for outdoor watering and irrigation. For many years utilities installed these meters at parks, road medians, and playing fields, but more recently it has become common practice to install a separate meter for outdoor uses at many large sites with a significant irrigation demand. Even for residential properties, there is a movement to use dedicated irrigation meters, and these meters are often used extensively in homeowner associations to measure irrigation use in common landscaped areas.

In general, dedicated irrigation meters are a great benefit both to water utilities and to their customers and should be encouraged.