Meter Replacement 

When Meters Need Replacement

The replacement of meters is required due to their age and serviceability. Water meters have a useful life of 12 to 15 years after which the accuracy may diminish.

Meter Replacement Procedure

In most cases, meter change out is a simple procedure that requires an hour or less. The new system will include automatic meter reading technology that will:

  • Save staff time
  • Prevent recording errors
  • Eliminate estimated readings
  • Minimize the need for personnel to go on the property

The meter reading system provides the ability to detect if a leak is occurring in your plumbing system. For example, leaks can occur in toilets without your knowledge resulting in high water bills. Downsizing of existing meters installed in commercial properties is a new program initiated by the Water Department to better account for water consumption in the City of Framingham.

New Domestic & Irrigation Accounts

Applications for new construction or irrigation meters must be submitted by the property owner and service fee paid to the department before making an appointment with the City for installation.