About Water & Irrigation Meters

Water Meter and Shut-Off ValveWater and irrigation meters are read and billed once a month. Our cell tower-based system allows much faster, more accurate readings. It keeps billing cycles on schedule, regardless of weather conditions, so that your water use is correctly tracked and billed.

We use a highly accurate automatic meter-reading system that does not require having to open the meter box or step onto the customer's property. Meters send us readings via cell towers. The meter then automatically transmits detailed water usage data to BJWSA. The information is stored until your bill is calculated.

An irrigation meter exclusively tracks water used for outdoor watering and irrigation. Since this water does not go into our wastewater system, sewer rates are not charged for this water use. We charge $700 for the installation and use of an irrigation meter. If you would like an irrigation meter installed, please contact customer service. Additional base fee applies and there is also a higher water rate.

Please Protect Your Water Meter

If a water meter is damaged, the person who has the account with BJWSA may be held responsible for repairs or replacement. The electronic equipment installed in the meter boxes can easily withstand weather and other environmental conditions. However, the meter equipment is sensitive and cannot withstand tinkering, tampering or mishandling. In fact, the system alerts us if the meter has been tampered with since the last reading. If you are aware of any meter tampering, please contact customer service.

Always keep grass, gravel, mulch, pine straw or other landscape medium off hydrants and meter boxes. Beacon meters rely on cell service, and shrubs block the signal.