Are "Master Meters" allowed? Or, a single meter for more than one building or unit?

The installation and/or utilization of "master meters" is not allowed in the City utility system according to the City’s Consumptive Use Permit (CUP) for drinking water from the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD). The CUP permit states, The use of master meters to supply potable water to any multi-family or multi-unit structure (excluding hospitals, hotels) constructed after the date of permit issuance is prohibited. All individual service connections must be metered. The intent of this requirement, combined with the City’s tiered rate structure, is to encourage water conservation. All residential dwelling units are required to have individual water meters.

City Code Section 26-32

City Code Section 26-32 (b) states, Water service lines supplying more than one building from a single water meter are prohibited, except when specifically approved by the city manager. The City will make this decision with the best interest in mind for the Utility and the customers to be served.

City Code Section 26-34

Regarding fire services, City Code Section 26-34 (a) states, No connections of any kind are allowed to a fire protection service other than those necessary for fire protection. All water used for purposes other than fire protection must be taken from a separate metered tap connected directly to the city main. No person is allowed to use a fire system connection for any purpose other than actually extinguishing a fire.

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1. How can I get construction water from a hydrant meter?
2. What are the sizes of the water tap and meter and what services are offered by domestic and fire services?
3. Are double or combined services allowed?
4. Are "Master Meters" allowed? Or, a single meter for more than one building or unit?
5. How do I request a Fire Hydrant Flow Test?
6. Is the city responsible for water/sewer service installation?
7. Can development of property not adjacent to existing City water / sewer lines be built?
8. Where can City utilities be installed?