Can I have a separate meter for my outdoor irrigation system?

No, the township ordinance does not allow a second meter for outdoor water use. Sewer charges are based on 100% of the water consumption, and this is how Canton Township is charged for sewage treatment in the GLWA system.

If a community chooses to remove the sewage charge component from an irrigation (outside water) meter, the cost must be made up by increasing the rate charged for domestic (internal) water use.  This would result in increasing the cost to modest users while decreasing the unit cost to users that use more (irrigation) water.  Theoretically, if every customer had dual meters and all the irrigation meters were not charged the sewage component, then the cost of water for every user would increase.

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1. Where does the water used by Canton residents and businesses come from?
2. What are the current water rates?
3. What to do in the event of an emergency?
4. How do the water rates charged by the GLWA affect Canton?
5. What factors help to determine whether GLWA will raise water rates or maintain the current level?
6. Who in the township approves the rate increases?
7. What are the current water and sewer rates for Canton?
8. How does the township determine my water and sewer usage?
9. My water meter is outside, why does the DPW serviceman need to come inside my home?
10. Why is my bill so high?
11. Why am I being charged fixed charges on my water and sewer bill?
12. What are the fixed water charges on my bill?
13. What are the fixed sewer charges on my bill?
14. What is the minimum bill for Canton Township?
15. How often will I receive my water bill?
16. What are my options for payment?
17. Is there a fee for online or IVR payment?
18. Can I make partial or extra payments on my water and sewer account?
19. What is the penalty for late payment?
20. What do I do if I am selling my home and need a final meter reading?
21. Can I have a separate meter for my outdoor irrigation system?
22. I think I have a leak in my water system, how do I know?
23. How much water can be lost from a leak?
24. How can I conserve water and reduce my water bill?