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Alternate Metering Systems
The City of South St. Paul staff have met with customers and listened to their concerns. In response, customers can apply to have an alternate metering system installed.

Water Meters:

Standard Meter:
  • The City of South St. Paul's standard metering system is a water meter integrated with a radio transmitter.
  • This system will be maintained and read by the utility at no additional charge.

Meter with exterior-mounted radio metering system:

  • The water meter is set in the plumbing and a cable connects the meter to the exterior-mounted, radio remote reading device.
  • The metering system, with the exception of the cable, is maintained by the City of South St. Paul.
  • Maintenance of the connecting cable in accordance with South St. Paul cable standards is the responsibility of the property owner. 
  • This system will be read by the utility at no additional charge.   

Meter with exterior-mounted non-radio metering system (touchpad):

  • The water meter is set in the plumbing and a cable connects the meter to the exterior-mounted, non-radio remote reading device (touchpad).
  • The metering system, with the exception of the cable, is maintained by the City of South St. Paul.
  • Maintenance of the connecting cable in accordance with South St. Paul cable standards is the responsibility of the property owner.
  • Selecting an exterior-mounted, non-radio metering system (touchpad) incurs an additional one-time charge plus a meter reading charge, currently $12 and subject to change, per actual or estimated meter reading. This $12 fee will be charged with each reading and billing that occurs on the property (quarterly for residential and monthly for commercial properties).

To apply for an alternate metering system:

1.    Fill out the Alternate Meter Application and return to the City with a check.
2.    Receive confirmation of your choice from the City.
3.    Make an appointment with Public Works - 651.554.3225.